Hillman was the head quarters of the German 736th Regiment and had 150 men stationed there. It was a fortified site of 18 underground concrete bunkers constructed by the Germans from 1942 onwards. The site was the control centre for the German defences in the area and commanded a panoramic view of the beaches.
The main bunker is four meters underground and had an armoured observation cupola and housed the command headquarters, signal centre, mess rooms and sleeping quarters. The different bunkers on the site were linked by a series of underground tunnels and trenches.
The site is open to the public all year round and free guided tours are provided by members of the association every Tuesday from the 1st July to 30th September at 3pm. The tours last approximately 2 hours.
Guided tours for groups are available all year round on request
While the access to the site and some of the bunkers is possible all year round the museum and tours have limited opening times.
Memorial and museum1st July to 30th August Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 12:00, 14:30 to 18:30
Free guided toursFrom July 1st to September 30th Every Tuesday at 15:00
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