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German Military Underground Hospital and Ammunition Store

Les Eperons, La Vassalerie, St Andrew, Guernsey, GY6 8XR

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Introduction

  • This is the largest remaining structure from the Occupation in the Channel Islands.
  • Almost invisible from the surface, the tunnel complex covers 7000 square metres.
  • The tunnels are mostly level with only very easy slopes.
  • There are separate entry and access points at the beginning and end of the tunnel complex but are both located opposite the car park.
  • There are numbers on the walls to aid visitors in finding their way.

Opening Times (May - October)

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.
  • Comments View
    • Opening times are:
    • April: 2pm - 4pm. May
    • October: 10am - 12pm (Closed Monday's in October) and 2pm - 4pm.
    • November & March: Limited opening.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in St Andrew.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is grass.
    • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park has an earth surface and is slightly uneven in places.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 240cm (7ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open (no doors).
    • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 boulders outside the entrance.
    • The gap between boulders is 150cm.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are some easy slopes in the tunnel complex.
    • All floor surfaces are concrete.
    • There are single shallow steps for access to some of the central chambers.
    • These chambers are empty and do not have to be accessed.
    • Steps are painted white.

Museum

  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Outside Access (Main Exit)

  • This information is for the exit located at the end of the tunnel complex.
  • There is level access to the exit.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • The gravel path outside the exit is slightly overgrown with plants.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show access to two of the central chambers.