Learn from the past
As time puts greater distance between us and the occupation of Jersey, it has become increasingly important for children to learn about this unique period in the island's history.
We can all learn enormous amounts from those who endured the occupation, and we’ve designed materials to help students interpret the information. From the chronology of key WWII events to the ethical dilemmas that faced Jersey's occupied population, the Jersey War tunnels offers a wealth of stimulating historical information and interesting discussion points.
Facilities for school groups
Free on-site parking for cars and minibuses.
Fully accessible toilets are available in the Visitor Centre.
FOOD & DRINK
Mange Tout café offers a range of hot food and sandwiches.
We have a well-stocked gift shop in the Visitor Centre.
Fully equipped for disabled visitors inside the tunnel complex, Visitor Centre and café.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wrap up warm, the tunnels are cold!
Supporting Key Stage 2
A school visit to Jersey War Tunnels can provide stimulating information and source material to support Key Stage 2 history studies, including:
- continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local Jersey, British and world history.
- understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
Pupils should engage in:
- A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 e.g. German occupation of Jersey and WWII
Supporting Key Stage 3
A school visit to Jersey War Tunnels can support Key Stage 3 history studies, including:
- extend and deepen their chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local Jersey, British and world history.
- understand how different types of historical sources are used rigorously to make historical claims and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
Pupils should be taught about:
- Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day ... this could include WW2 and the occupation of Jersey.