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Jersey Heritage Members: Cold War Bunker Tour

Jersey Heritage Members are invited to take a tour of Jersey’s hidden time capsule from the Cold War era with local guide Paul Lister.

JH Members are invited to take a private tour of Jersey’s Cold War bunker, built during the German Occupation in the Second World War with local guide Paul Lister.

Hidden in a street in the heart of St Helier, this Jersey command centre was kept a secret from the public for years, as the world waited for news of nuclear war.

This bunker was a communications centre, passing and receiving messages to and from other bunkers around the UK and Europe. The threat of nuclear war with catastrophic loss of human life and destruction of the planet was a real danger in the years after the Second World War. To help prepare for such an event, a network of hundreds of bunkers was built throughout Britain and Europe. Messages would be sent and received from other similar bunkers in France, the UK and the other Channel Islands.

Equipped with blast-proof doors and emergency equipment, from gas masks and radiation suits to Geiger counters, maps and emergency procedures, the bunker has been frozen in time since it was abandoned when the threat had passed.

During this tour, Paul will take you on a journey of Jersey’s past and share about the impact the Cold War and the threat of a nuclear attack had on the lives of the Islanders and the rest of the world.

Two tour times are available to JH Members:

Wednesday 19th July

– 10:00am – 11:00am

– 11:30am – 12:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: There is a short flight of steps to access the property, with limited disabled access.

Directions:

From St Helier, proceed along Rouge Bouillon, turn left at the traffic lights by the Robin Hood pub. Head towards Waitrose, turn right into the second entrance, approximately 50 yards from the pub. The entrance to the bunker is about 20 yards in front of you.

Parking

There is no parking onsite.

Bus route

4,21 and 13

Tickets available here for members only

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