• Talbot House
  • Talbot House
  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
  • Hooge Crater Museum

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Ypres and the Great War

Other Great War museums

Hooge Crater Museum

This museum is housed in a restored chapel located where one of the fiercest battles of Ypres was fought and right opposite the ‘Hooge Crater Cemetery'. The private museum is highly recommended because of its life-sizes reconstructions of war scenes, is extensive collection of weapons, equipment and photos. You can also enjoy an impressive ‘trench art' collection in the cafeteria.

Meenseweg 467 - 8902 Zillebeke
T 0032 (0)57 468 446
info@hoogecrater.com - http://www.hoogecrater.com/

Opening Hours
Every day from 10 am till 6 pm
Closed on Mondays
Closed in January

Prices
Individuals € 4.50/pp
Mixed groups (20p) € 3.00/pp
Students € 2.00/pp
Children € 2.00/pp

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 keeps the memory alive of the Battle of Passchendaele where in 1917 in one hundred days half a million casualties fell for only eight km's gain of ground. The museum is housed in the historic château grounds of Zonnebeke and focuses on the material aspects of World War I. Attention is paid to uniforms, battlefield archaeology and artillery. The renovated museum consists of five different parts. On the first floor you will get a comprehensive overview of the First World War in the region by means of a unique collection of historic objects, lifelike dioramas, and photo and film footage.

Then you can experience how the British in 1917 went to live underground because there was nothing left above ground. In the unique Dugout Experience you will discover communication and dressing posts, headquarters and sleeping-accommodation. The third part covers the museum extension in a completely new underground building about the Battle of Passchendaele. This part deals with the international dimension of the war by focusing on the contribution of the different nations during this battle. In addition, by means of a model, the link with the war landscape is made. Next to the Dugout Experience, visitors can also go through the new Trench Experience in the fourth section, where a network of German and British trenches has been reconstructed. Also original shelters have been rebuilt here. It is a special experience of how life in the trenches evolved throughout the war years. The fifth part, the Hall of Reflection, focuses on the commemoration and remembrance of the many hundreds of thousands of victims who struggled and particularly suffered here. Finally, there is the famous work of art by the New Zealand artist Helen Pollock, ‘Falls the Shadow' made from clay of Passchendaele and Koromandel in New Zealand.

Kasteelpark - Zonnebeke

T.0032(0)51 770 441

info@passchendaele.be - http://www.passchendaele.be/

  Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

Talbot House
Poperinge was situated about 10 miles behind the front lines of the Ypres Salient, right in the middle of the British sector. During the first world war there were about 250,000 British soldiers in and around Poperinge although it had only had 20,000 inhabitants in peace time.

Poperinge was situated about 10 miles behind the front lines of the Ypres Salient, right in the middle of the British sector. During the first world war there were about 250,000 British soldiers in and around Poperinge although it had only had 20,000 inhabitants in peace time.

In the heart of this bustling town, the Army Chaplain's Philip Clayton and Neville Talbot opened an 'Everey Man's Club' on 11 December 1915. It was an alternative place of wholesome recreation where all soldiers, regardless of their rank, were welcome. The inspired way in which Tubby ran his 'home from home', turned Talbot House or 'Toc H' into the best-known soldiers' club of the British Army. 

Combination tickets for schoolgroups with the In Flanders Fields Museum available.

Gasthuisstraat 43 - Poperinge

T.0032(0)57 333 228 

info@talbothouse.be - http://www.talbothouse.be/

Museum aan de Ijzer

You can taste and experience the atmosgphere of 'The Great War 14-18' and WWI. You can feel the fear of the frontsoldiers and the general population. You smell the chlorine- and mustardgas, you see and walk along the authentic trenches. You hear and sit amongst the bombings and destroyed cities and this all along 22 floors. 

Ijzerdijk 49 - Diksmuide

T.0032(0)51 500 286 

info@ijzertoren.org - http://www.museumaandeijzer.be/ijzertoren/

Lange Max Museum 

The Lange Max Museum occupies a unique place in the landscape of the Great War museums. This is because the museum especially pays attention to the German side.

For each visitor, the museum provides appropriate information. The museum is therefore made up of a layer system with the appropriate media. Also for families with children a visit is more than worth.

Clevenstraat 2 - 8680 Koekelare

T.0032 (0)475 585 051

info@langemaxmuseum.be - http://www.langemaxmuseum.be/en