Jersey War Tunnels

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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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

open from 1st March 2015, daily, 1000-1800. Last entry to the main exhibition is 1630.

Admission charges

Adults £11.50
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.

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Photography, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Violette Szabo
  • Joe Miere

Jersey War Tunnels
Les Charrières Malorey
St Lawrence




01534 860808


01534 860 886

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