The Channel Islands Military Museum

The Channel Islands Military Museum

The Channel Islands Military Museum
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Military MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museum will be open this coming Sunday from 10.00 till 1.00 (last entry 12.30). From Monday 25th of March the Museum will be open 7 days a week 10.00 till 5.00 (Last entry 4.30). The displays are unrivalled on the Island and are housed in a real German bunker that was once part of Hitlers Atlantic Wall, all of which gives you the feeling of what it was like to live here during the Occupation. Wether you have a passing interest, or find our recent history fascinating there is something for all to see read and hear. The Museum is the work of one man who started collecting at the age of 7 and who is still looking for original items from the time. There are items added every week and there is always something new to be seen even if you have been before. Admission is £8 for adults and £5 for children, which is great value for money. We look forward to welcoming new visitors to the Museum as well as those who return every year for another look around.
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  • K Hammond
    Swanwick, United Kingdom12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting WW2 Museum
    We visited this small museum which is located in a German bunker that during the Second World War formed part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall. It is full of interesting information and artefacts from that period in Jersey's history. It is accessible by bus from St.Helier and is well worth an hour or so of your time.
    The building may be small but that is made up for by the content. Unrivalled on the Island, definitely more to see and read than you can shake a stick at. Well worth a visit is you want to see the real thing.
    Written 17 May 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 May 2023
  • jane g
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing bunker!
    Excellent collection and artifacts. Well worth a visit, so much info in such small bunker! Preferred to tunnels for sheer knowledge and interest. Lovely area too near sea wall you get real sense of what was done during occupation. Loved it
    Your review is very much appreciated and your preference is also that of many others who have visited the museum. For us the Occupation is important and must not be allowed to be forgotten and we endeavour to do that through the displays and stories contained in the bunker. Thank you once again.
    Written 29 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Andywheel
    Lingfield, United Kingdom217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Nice Surprise
    We visited the museum and were very surprised at what it offered. There is so much information crammed into a small museum but all very interesting and relevant. We have been to numerous war museums but it was good to see how an occupied country coped with the German occupation, especially as it was part of Britain. Would highly recommend a visit if you are visiting Jersey.
    Thank you for your review, with the museum being housed in a German bunker its not the largest of building. But we have used every inch of space to tell the story of the Occupation of Jersey. With all original items collected over the last 52 years by the museums owner. Its a lifetimes work, and is well known for its excellent exhibits. Thanks for your visit and hope you come again to see what else id added to the displays.
    Written 8 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Deviki P
    Leicester, United Kingdom37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very detailed and informative!
    We stumbled on this museum by accident en route to Jersey Pearl. But this was a hidden gen and well worth the entry fee. So detailed and so much history carefully displayed. Honestly blown away by this small but compact museum.
    Thank you for your visit and review, Every room is full to bursting with original items from the time as well as interesting stories from those who were here. Hundreds of photographs from the time and all housed in a German bunker.
    Written 22 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • LadyMaryMontagu
    124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in a nazi bunker
    It was quite an interesting place. The museum is in a Nazi built bunker and is also what they show. The different bunker rooms are clearly labeled what they were used for and filled with stuff the Germans left behind as well as some backstories of some of the people who served there. It is a bit pricey, adult entry fee is £8.
    Your review was sort of okay till you got to the last few words. Not sure where you will have been to see what there is in the museum for less money. £8 is tremendous value for money compared to the other Occupation attraction on the Island. The rooms are full of original artefacts, hundreds of photos, stories from those who lived through the time as well as a 40 minute commentary. You really should have taken more time rather than rushing round and not taking in all that was on offer. Also you did not say anything on the way out, as we would have shown you all the bits that you clearly missed!!
    Written 30 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Mark C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant little museum
    It might be small but this place was packed with history and artefacts. One of the kids is a WW2 buff and absolutely loved it. The amount of equipment, detail and information makes it well worth a visit and the cost was really reasonable. The fella that runs it was brilliant, really funny and knew so much. Well worth visiting if you’re over on that side of the island.
    Thank you for your visit and your review. Its always nice to see the youngsters take an interest in the Occupation and history of the Island. Glad you enjoyed your visit. A great day yesterday, with a donation to the Museums collection of children's Occupation shoes. A really rare find that will be added to the display in the next day or so.
    Written 6 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Slowbarfie
    Bedfordshire, United Kingdom83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small in size but great in content and information, don't miss.
    Although a small museum there is absolutely bags of information about the occupation during WW2 fortunately without the jingoism which sometimes can happen with museums like this. We loved the fact that there were all kinds of artefacts on display such as clothing, weapons and photos but also little human touches like the imprint of a jackboot and dogs paw on the floor and Red Cross letters. Also they have managed to include information on the bunker and how it was used. Located on a lovely part of the Island so there is the bonus of a walk on the beach as well. While a little out of the way from St Helier well worth the bus ride which stops a minute from the door. Great museum.
    Thank you for you review, its much appreciated. Without doubt we would very much like a larger building to house the museum but you can't beat the fact that it is housed in a real German bunker built right on Hitlers Atlantic Wall. It absolutely packed to the ceiling with artefacts, all of which have been gathered up by the museums owner over the last 52 years and are now displayed for you to see along with some great stories and photos which can absorb the interested visitor for a good hour or two. There is nothing else that comes close to the museum if you are wanting the real thing thats for sure.
    Written 29 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Al’n’Al
    Newport, United Kingdom354 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent museum
    An excellent museum containing hundreds of articles from WW2 collected from the occupation of Jersey. The museum itself is in a bunker built by prisoners of war to ensure the safety of the occupiers. We spent about an hour there but you could spend more time looking through the exhibits in detail.
    Thank you for your review and your visit.
    Written 24 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • KippaxKid77
    Manchester, United Kingdom149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never Fails To Impress
    As a bit of a history buff, I'm always in my element whenever I visit here. We have family in Jersey, and visit quite regularly. Whenever I am over, I always make time to call in here. Even after all these years, there is always something interesting that I may have missed or new additions. So many artifacts, images and stories of the impact of the ocupation. It really brings home the human element of what people actually went through. I especially like the fact that there is even a small number of varying historic items available to purchase. After many years of telling myself I would definitely pick something up, last year I finally did. A lighter made in the trenches during the first world war, made from a used shell, this now takes pride of place in my home. We're back at the end of October, and hoping it will be open for another visit (and hopfully a new purchase).
    The Museum will be open until the end of October, 7 days a week from 10.00 till 5.00 (last entry 4.30) As mentioned, theres always new additions and we continue to tell the Occupation story. We may not be the biggest Occupation site on the Island but nothing else comes close to what we have on display. Its all real and and was there at the time.
    Written 26 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Molly S
    Bridlington, United Kingdom212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not visit Jersey without visiting this place
    What a fabulously fascinating little place. The owner has been collecting the pieces for many many years and the museum is such a credit to his dedication. It really does give an insight into what what happening on the Channel Islands during WW II
    Thank you for your review its much appreciated and its great that you got the feel /insight into how the Occupation actually was. As a one man museum, its a difficult job to get the balance right and show our Islands history as it actually was. Your visit is much appreciated.
    Written 30 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
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Gill O
Ascot, UK641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What a fabulous place. Run by a super enthusiastic guy who really knows his stuff and has an incredible amount of memorabilia. Exhibited in the original bunker, it’s full of war artefacts. Due to its very nature it’s probably not suitable for those with mobility issues but there’s absolutely no way round that! Likewise the walk from the car park across a track.
However the appeal of this is the history of the war years here in Jersey. A fascinating place and I only hope it keeps going. It’s so important to remember these war years.
Would highly recommend.
Written 19 April 2024
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Caroline L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This museum shows a huge collection of exhibits belonging to the passionate curator who was on site to chat about the pieces on show. Very informative displays. We particularly liked the personal accounts and descriptions of life during the occupation and liberation. Audio accounts played continuously giving accounts about real people and events. This mammoth collection is only a quarter of the collectors collection which is being added to currently. What an invaluable reminder of the times and a great resource for those seeking to find out more. Caroline and Andy Lee
Written 15 April 2024
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Thank you for you fantastic review which is much appreciated. We are always happy to talk to visitors about the items on display and give extra information to stories and about the Occupation in general. We have been sharing the collection and the information for35 years and keep adding to the overall visitors experience all the time
Written 17 April 2024
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Janet W
Wirral, UK197 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was a very interesting way to spend an hour . Sadly there is no prepared path to th place so we had to walk in the driving rain through grass and sand which was not pleasant.
Written 2 November 2023
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Thank you for your visit to the museum which you seemed to enjoy. You mention that there is no prepared path, unfortuantely the land on the approach to the museum is State owned and part of an SSI, and Jerseys National Park and as such a proper path is not possible and outside of our control. Also I am not able to do anything with regards to the driving rain which we have experienced lately. On a normal day you would not have noticed that there wasn't a path and enjoyed the walk across to the museum.
Written 3 November 2023
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Lorraine V
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a treasure trove of a museum. It’s only small but packed with history & with a background recording of real life experiences of time during the Occupation. A very interesting experience, thank you!
Written 1 November 2023
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Than you for your review, and as you found out it does not have to be the biggest occupation structure to house a treasure trove of artefacts from the time. No where else has such a diverse selection of original items from the time. It truly does deliver on content and at a very affordable price.
Written 1 November 2023
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Peter J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great place to spend an hour or two and the bus drops you a minutes walk away. Some really interesting exhibits.
Written 31 October 2023
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Thank you for your great review its much appreciated and thank you for your visit. The museum is now closed during the week, but open on Sundays from 10 till 1. Please be sure to check the museum facebook page to see which Sundays are open for sure. Facebook...... The Channel Island Military Museum
Written 31 October 2023
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David R
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
What an incredible collection of artifacts. Small at first glance but absolutely full of ww2 information. All very interesting, have been before and will return again.
Written 30 October 2023
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Thank you for your visit and your excellent review. Small at first glance, really does say it all. Once over the threshold the visitor soon realises that the Museum is a real tardis on the inside. There are rooms full of artefacts, stories, photos and information. It really is the go to place for a real insight into the Occupation.
Written 31 October 2023
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Gary G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Visited here because war tunnels were closed because of “technical difficulties” and I have to say we were not disappointed. It truly is an labour of love by the owner has acquired an amazing number of artefacts and memorabilia (including two enigma machines!) housed in a German built concrete defence bunker. All of these provide an amazing insight into how the local people endured and survived the German occupation including some very personal testimonies. Excellent value for money.
Written 22 October 2023
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Thank you for your visit and your review. We definitely have more to see than anywhere else and they are all original items from the time. We will be open till the end of the month for sure, and maybe longer if they are people wanting to visit.
Written 22 October 2023
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Rhagnar
Spennymoor, UK330 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Amazing place, all crammed into a German concrete gun emplacement from WWII on the beach. There are quite a few of these things left. Too strong to destroy and now used as tourist attractions. The amount of weapons and memorabilia is fantastic. Well worth a visit.
Written 11 October 2023
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Nowhere else has the amount of original items on display, as stated, its definitely floor to ceiling and some. And all for £8 an adult and £5 a child. An unbeatable experience at an unbeatable price.
Written 12 October 2023
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Molly S
Bridlington, UK212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a fabulously fascinating little place. The owner has been collecting the pieces for many many years and the museum is such a credit to his dedication. It really does give an insight into what what happening on the Channel Islands during WW II
Written 30 September 2023
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Thank you for your review its much appreciated and its great that you got the feel /insight into how the Occupation actually was. As a one man museum, its a difficult job to get the balance right and show our Islands history as it actually was. Your visit is much appreciated.
Written 1 October 2023
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KippaxKid77
Manchester, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
As a bit of a history buff, I'm always in my element whenever I visit here.
We have family in Jersey, and visit quite regularly. Whenever I am over, I always make time to call in here. Even after all these years, there is always something interesting that I may have missed or new additions. So many artifacts, images and stories of the impact of the ocupation. It really brings home the human element of what people actually went through. I especially like the fact that there is even a small number of varying historic items available to purchase. After many years of telling myself I would definitely pick something up, last year I finally did. A lighter made in the trenches during the first world war, made from a used shell, this now takes pride of place in my home. We're back at the end of October, and hoping it will be open for another visit (and hopfully a new purchase).
Written 26 September 2023
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The Museum will be open until the end of October, 7 days a week from 10.00 till 5.00 (last entry 4.30) As mentioned, theres always new additions and we continue to tell the Occupation story. We may not be the biggest Occupation site on the Island but nothing else comes close to what we have on display. Its all real and and was there at the time.
Written 26 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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