Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, St. Lawrence

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Opened to the public in 1946 and subsequently restored, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital encompasses an underground network of tunnels, fortifications, and military installations built by the Nazis in the 1940s. Intended to serve as part of the Nazi defense of the island, part of this particular set of fortifications were set aside to become an emergency hospital. In 2001, a permanent exhibit was unveiled and serves to illustrate the daily life of Jersey’s citizens before, during, and after the occupation. Before you head to St. Lawrence, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly St. Lawrence driving holiday planner , to make sure you see all that St. Lawrence has to offer, including Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital.
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  • After a drive round the west and north coast in clear weather we arrived at the war tunnels just as the rain started ! Excellent tour and information on life in occupied Jersey - it really set the sce...  more »
  • This is a very thought provoking place which really conveys the reality of the German occupation of Jersey. Your admission ticket is a replica wartime identity card card so that you can look up your p...  more »
  • This is a must see for anyone visiting Jersey the tunnels themselves are poignant and full of atmosphere and the exhibits document the occupation of Jersey with many real stories. my tip would be to p...  more »
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  • Certainly a very interesting exhibition but incredibly expensive for what you get. The basic entrance cost gives you access to the tunnels without a guide (book or audio - both cost extra). Throughout the exhibition, the vast majority of the information is delivered via text and photographs. Our 8 year old is a very good reader, but the sheer volume of textual information is too much for her. In my opinion, the exhibition is unsuitable for children much less than secondary school age, making the entrance fee even less value for money. A few parts are slightly interactive, but not greatly so, and there is some repetition of text throughout the exhibition. For those who are older and can appreciate the significance of the information given, there is certainly much to think about, and certain areas definitely do give you a sense of how difficult life must have been under occupation by the Nazis. However, I really feel that the high entrance fee is not justified by the level of interaction within the exhibit (very little) or with personnel (none after the ticket office). I can appreciate that a historical site needs finances in order for it to be maintained, but the public also needs to feel they are getting value for money.
  • A moving and engaging interactive museum. Brought to life what the occupation of Jersey would have been like for residents - heartbreaking and emotionally charged, that made you question how you would cope / what you would do in such difficult circumstances. Lighter points along the way which allowed for laughter and smiles (such as trying on the masks/helmets) and the interactive elements kept everything fresh and engaging. Fantastic use of the tunnels space. Ingenious exhibition!
  • Jersey War Tunnels is one of the best days out I've ever had. The work that's gone into recreating life in the tunnels and on the island of Jersey is superb, such attention to detail and actual pieces of history and ordnance from the occupation. This is the second time we've been and you always discover something new. I would highly recommend this to anyone, young or old, it's not to be missed !!!
  • I have no interest in the war history (apart from bring grateful for all those that gave up their lives for us) but i thought this was very good. They've made it a great afternoon out. It was really clear and went only into the detail needed rather than going on n on. I'd recommend taking a jacket with you as its chilly. Great value for money. If u are claustrophobic i'd say this isn't the place for you as there is only one way in and out.
  • Very interesting. If anyone goes you must get the audio to listen to it while you're going round so so nice when you go in the rooms and will hear what people say about the experiences there at that time. A very good visit worth every penny.
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