The Channel Islands Military Museum
ST OUEN, JERSEY
The museum is housed in a German coastal defence bunker, which formed part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall. It has been restored, as far as possible, to give the visitor an idea of how it originally looked. The visitor can also see German uniforms, weapons, documents, photographs, other items from the 1940-45 occupation as well as a large collection of civilian items from the time, many of which have not been on display before. As time goes on the importance of the work and collection that the museum has acquired is becoming more appreciated. The museum has the largest collection of German occupation items on display on the island and varies its display each year.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- All parts accessible ex 1 small room but display can be seen from the doorway
- Opening Times: Open Mon before Good Fri-Oct
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About The area
Jersey is the largest of the Channels Islands, but at 45.5 square miles (118 sq km) it’s still only about a third of the size of the Isle of Wight. Its human history goes back to the Neolithic period, as many megalithic tombs (knowm as dolmens) demonstrate. However, the most important history discovery of recent years was the unearthing of tens of thousands of Roman and Celtic coins in 2012. Two men with metal detectors uncovered this amazing find, and the coins are now on display at La Hougue Bie Museum. This location itself is quite a historical wonder; well-preserved Neolithic passage graves that were used for religious ceremonies around 3500 BC.
Other historic attractions on Jersey include the War Tunnels and other remnants of the German occupation, which lasted from 1940 to 1945. Liberation Day is celebrated on May 9th as Jersey’s National Day, and is an important part of the island’s calendar. Apart from its history, Jersey is well known for its potatoes and rich, creamy milk. Holiday visitors will also find plenty of opportunities for seaside pleasures, as the island has many bays and beaches.
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