Jersey War Tunnels will be re-opening its doors to the public on Thursday 2nd July and is urging Islanders to support the local heritage site before the visitor season can get underway.
The exhibition, which has been closed since Monday 23rd March, will reopen four days per week and ticket prices are being reduced for a limited time.
Jersey War Tunnels’ General Manager, Kathy Bechelet, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be opening soon and would love to see Jersey folk come along in numbers and help commemorate Liberation 75, which is such a special year for the Bailiwick. There must be many islanders who haven’t visited the Tunnels in several years who would be surprised at the number of superb exhibits that we’ve invested in over the last five years and beyond.’
‘We were, of course, anticipating a tremendous season for visitors so are hopeful that we will see many of them return at some point this summer when they are able to do so.’
The Tunnels, which tell the true story of the Occupation through the words of the people who were there, include its newest attraction, The Liberation Walk which was opened in February. The Liberation Walk is the latest exhibit to open as part of the site’s rolling annual investment programme which includes creating new exhibits along with refurbishing existing ones.
Kathy confirmed procedures will be in place that comply with current Coronavirus protocols and Government guidance.
‘We have introduced a range of measures to ensure physical distancing throughout the site - visitors can be assured that all relevant precautions are in place. This includes a maximum number of people in the Tunnels at any one time and the wearing of masks for all adults. We have also taken the decision to keep some rooms within the Tunnel complex closed to the public as it would be very difficult to maintain physical distancing regulations.’
The Tunnels and the LoveBird shop and Nest Art studio will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Thursday 2nd July between 10:00am and 4:30pm (last admission 3pm). Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the Tunnels (card payment only) Prices are reduced to £10 for adults, seniors and students and to £5 for children between the age of 7 and 15. Under 7s go free. The management request that all adults bring their own face masks which must be worn while in the Tunnels complex.
Although the exhibition in the Tunnels is open, the escape room experiences and the café will remain closed at this current time.