‘Shell Shrine’ is a Second World War German Searchlight bunker on Fort Hommet headland at Vazon transformed from a place of war into a place of peace and beauty made entirely using local seashells. It was the inspiration of The Inspiration of Hubert Le Galloudec whose story you can read by clicking through to the Shrine of the Sacred Heart website.
Weather permitting, the shrine will be open on multiple occasions during Heritage75. Look out for the ‘shrine open’ signs on the main road or use Perry’s Guide reference 13 E1. Visits are free but donations for the continued restoration work carried out by Festung Guernsey would be gratefully received.
Festung Guernsey’s aim is to make available to the public examples of the most important fortifications built in Guernsey by the German occupying forces during WWII between 1940 and 1945.
How to get the most out of the Shell Shrine’s special opening dates…
Visit the shrine (over one million seashells)
See over thirty seashells pictures on the walls
Read the board of meaning of the shell pictures
Listen to the audio C/D (welcome to the shrine of the sacred heart)
View the information & viewing gallery
Watch the DVD: archive footage of the shrine from the 1970’s
Lookout for the shrine website