German Occupation Museum
Situated at Les Houards in the Forest parish, Guernsey, the German Occupation Museum opened in 1966 by Richard Heaume a founder member of the Occupation Society, has undoubtedly the finest collection of WWII relics in the Channel Islands. In addition to the vast range of displays and dioramas, audio-visual technology is used to convey the stories and experiences of islanders during the five years of enemy occupation. The museum also owns two fortification sites, a 10.5cm casemate gun at Vazon and the Naval Observation Tower at Pleinmont headland. Both these installations have been restored and re-equipped by Richard and his conserver and restoration consultant Ernest Gavet, author of 'A guide to German Fortifications in Guernsey'.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
- Text: German Occupation Museum
- Photos: Gerko van Ojen
Address and contactinformation
- Rue Des Les Houards
Le Bourg, Guernsey
- WWII grade:
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- Commonwealth War Graves Foulon Cemetery
- Commonwealth War Graves St. Sampson Churchyard