Jersey War Tunnels
Jersey War Tunnels depict the true story of the Occupation of Jersey during World War II. Walk along the very tunnels which were trodden on by the German soldiers and discover what Jersey life was like during those dark days of the occupation. The Tunnels give an amazing insight into what life was like in the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Germans during WWII. Visitors can also enjoy the War Trail, Garden of Reflection, visitor centre, café and gift shop. Dug deep into the hillside by forced and slave workers from nations across Europe, they now contain an underground collection of thought provoking exhibits that tell the fascinating story of Jersey’s occupation from resistance, through to starvation, then eventual liberation.
Wartime Themed Jersey Island Tour
This tour takes in some of the best sights on the island including Gorey Castle. During this tour, your WW2 guide will point out interesting facts about the German occupation, including a visit to the spot where the Germans landed, the hotel Pomme D’or which was the headquarters for the Nazis duration the occupation and Liberation Square, which was where the allied forces retook the Island by removing the Nazi Flag!
Bunkers at Night - Guided Visit (Sites not usually accessible to general public)
A warm jacket and walking shoes are recommended for this trip. This is a fascinating tour and delivered in a passionate way by your knowledgeable guide. You will see Jersey’s military heritage in a new light! This tour is not open to the public and showcases how Jersey was made into an impregnable fortress and help you appreciate what the Third Reich was able to create with slave labour. The tour is also a perfect complement to understanding the history of the D-Day invasion, which took place less than 30 miles away. Your tour will include visits to 4/5 locations across the island.
Guided Coastal Foraging Tour
This coastal forage runs along a stretch of St Ouen’s beach taking in the tide and shore line. Led by a local whose family farm was seized by the Nazis, you will hear how the family learned to forage to survive. Our guide will identify edible plants, seaweeds and shellfish along with some coastal edible plants. This is a walking tour that lasts around 2.5 hours, so is not suitable for those unable to walk a reasonable distance. This tour takes place entirely outdoors Please dress with an eye on the weather and bring along any food and drink you may need.