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Admission deal for locals as Occupation Museum reopens

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THE German Occupation Museum is hoping to attract local custom to make up for no tourists visiting this season.

Richard Heaume. (28315108)

It will reopen with new sights tomorrow as the island enters phase four of the coronavirus exit strategy and is offering a discounted rate for locals.

Rare wartime artefacts, artillery and authentic recreations of life under Occupation are on display.

Owned and operated by Richard Heaume, Guernsey residents have a chance to browse his collection, understand their heritage and be transported through time.

‘There is a new Liberation exhibition for people to see, and a unique colour film from the Imperial War Museum which I suspect many have never seen before,’ said Mr Heaume.

‘Our reduced rates are a special offer to locals alongside a free Liberation postcard, since incoming visitors are not expected for the rest of the season.’

Opening hours are 10am to 1pm seven days a week, and only 10 visitors can enter at once.

‘The museum is immaculate and we will strictly be following guidelines. It is big but there are areas people may cross over. So, we created a separate exit and will limit visitor numbers.’

Safety is of paramount priority, and other attractions must stay closed.

‘Fortification sites at Pleinmont and Fort Hommet will unfortunately remain closed. It would not be possible to social distance and there is no alternative.’

Emily Hubert

By Emily Hubert
News reporter

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