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Channel Islands Occupation Society (CIOS) Jersey

The Channel Islands Occupation Society are a non-political, voluntary organisation, dedicated to the preservation and recordal of all aspects of the German Occupation of Jersey during the Second World War. Founded in the early 1970s, the CIOS are a Jersey Registered Charity, entirely run by volunteers.

  • Seasonal opening
  • Free for children

Price: £5 - £6

More Information

The CIOS has now restored several fortification sites that may be visited by the public at designated times. You will find Strongpoint Corbière, Battery Moltke, Battery Lothringen - the only Kriegsmarine battery in Jersey - along with the Resistance Nests at La Mare Hill and Millbrook. The Society manages a number of Atlantic Wall fortifications that are open to the public for tours. Most are open on weekends in the summer months, with guided tours available year-round.

Opening Information

We are open:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 14:00 - 17:00
Key Features
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Family friendly
  • Parking

Tours & activities available

Resistance Nest Millbrook Open Days

Welcome to Resistance Nest Millbrook! We invite you to explore this rare time-capsule of a bunker and discover it's hidden stories. Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to guide you through this bunker and give details about the hidden gems inside and stories told by one of the soldiers who was actually stationed here!

Free for children

Jun 09 2024 Sep 01 2024

Strongpoint Corbiere Open Days

Explore the incredible M19 automatic mortar bunker and 6-loopholed machine gun bunker, interconnected by a deep underground tunnel! Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to guide you and give details of the fortifications along with an audio commentary explaining the original crew.

Free for children

May 26 2024 Sep 15 2024

Battery Lothringen Open Days

Welcome to Battery Lothringen at Noirmont! We invite you to explore this unusual two-storey bunker complex and adjacent MP1 range-finding tower. Knowledgeable members will be on hand to help you with your visit and the CIOS has also progressively opened up a large proportion of the Battery's sealed bunkers behind the Command Bunker which allows the interested visitor to explore them.

Free for children

May 19 2024 Sep 08 2024

Battery Moltke Open Days

Welcome to Battery Moltke at Les Landes! We invite you to explore the underground tunnels and bunker complex that make up this impressive site. Knowledgeable members will be on hand to help you with your visit and the CIOS has also progressively opened up a large proportion of the Battery's sealed bunkers behind the Command Bunker which allows the interested visitor to explore them.

Free for children

Jun 02 2024 Sep 22 2024