Survival on an Occupied Island

Captive Island: The German Underground Hospital

Captive Island’s unique and chilling environment comprises a system of inter-linked tunnels excavated by slave workers during the Second World War. They were intended to be used to accommodate German casualties in the event of Allied invasion.

​The experiences of the wartime population are presented within these haunting spaces. Displays are designed as a tribute to the inhabitants of the island of Jersey who will never forget the years of German occupation.

​The focus throughout is on human stories, combining artifacts, evocative light, sound and audiovisual components to deliver first-hand accounts.

Project type

Heritage / Visitor Attraction

Scope of works

  • Interpretative Planning
  • Exhibition Design and Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Media Direction
  • Design and Construct




St Helier, Jersey


2000 – 2001

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