Accommodations in St Lawrence near Jersey War Tunnels (St Lawrence, United Kingdom)
Jersey War Tunnels (St Lawrence, United Kingdom)
The Jersey War Tunnels are also known as the German Underground Hospital or Höhlgangsanlage 8 (Ho8). The tunnel complex was built during the German occupation of the Island, first to protect the troops from the attacks of the Allies and later converted into a hospital. The tunnel complex covers more than 1 km of underground tunnels and was never fully completed. What can be visited now took more than 3 years to construct and all the excavation work was done by forced and enslaved labourers. The tunnels were turned into a museum and monument after the war and have been reconstructed since to show its visitors how the hospital would have looked during the years of the occupation. Since 2001 the museum is home to the permanent exhibition “Captive Island” which aims to inform visitors about the daily life of the islanders during the occupation and its effects it had on the living conditions. Further attractions on the site are the Garden of Reflection, War Trail and the memorial statue “Silence” by Paul de Monchaux. There are a cafe and gift shop located on site, as well as a visitor centre and research centre. The entry to the café, the research centre, the War Trail, the Garden of Reflection and the shop is free. Admission to the tunnels: Adults £9.85 Children £5.75 Senior citizens £8.95 Students £6.75 Opening times: Daily from 10am to 6pm, February to November The Jersey War Tunnels are located in the small parish of Saint Lawrence, around 2 kmn to the north of Saint Helier. A bus connects the museum with the town, bus line 8a. Free parking is provided on site.
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