Jersey War Tunnels
Jersey War Tunnels
Les Charrières Malorey
01534 860 886
Jersey War Tunnels - preserving, recording and presenting the story of Jersey’s Occupation by German Forces from 1940 –1945. At its centre is Höhlgangsanlage 8 (Ho8), the German Underground Hospital, built by forced labourers. Höhlgangsanlage 8 was built between 1941 and 1944 by using forced labour from countries throughout conquered Europe and was part of Adolf Hitler's plan to make the Channel Islands into an impregnable fortress. Its construction involved the removal of 43,900 tonnes of rock and the laying of 6,000 cubic meters of concrete. It was designed to last the 1000 years of the Reich. In 1944 it was converted from its original purpose as an underground artillery repair facility and barracks to a casualty clearing station capable of coping with up to 500 casualties. Today this complex of tunnels houses an award-winning exhibition -‘Captive Island’ - telling the definitive story of the Occupation.
Castle or defences
open from 1st March 2015, daily, 1000-1800. Last entry to the main exhibition is 1630.
Children (7-15) – must be accompanied by an adult £7.50
Senior Citizens (65 and over) £10.50
Students (with valid ID card) £8.50
Free entry to the War Trail and the Garden of Reflection.
Comprehensive facilities for the disabled
Jersey War Tunnels comprises more than Ho8. The Visitor Centre encompasses a cafe, a shop, the Garden of Reflection, the Research Centre, the remnants of a German anti-aircraft gun battery on the War Trail and Joe Mière’s unique collection of Occupation photos. 'Szabó' is a new addition to ‘Captive Island’ - an exhibition dedicated to the extraordinary life of Violette Szabó GC, who, as a young British secret agent in occupied France, was captured after a gun battle with German troops and executed at the age of just 23.
Photography, Social History, Weapons and War
Key artists and exhibits
- Violette Szabo
- Joe Miere