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Address: Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
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Needs a refurbishment

I'm fortunate to have visited much of Belgian Flanders. Surprisingly, I hadn't visited the Santuary Wood/Hill 62 Museum until my most recent visit on Tuesday 21 April 2015. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri
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268 reviews 268 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This Museum has been expanded since our visit in May of 2012 (see review). Otherwise, it is much the same as it was then and well worth driving a little way into the countryside to see it. The trenches are much like I imagine they were during the Great War and are the most realistic we've seen on our tour... More 

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I'm fortunate to have visited much of Belgian Flanders. Surprisingly, I hadn't visited the Santuary Wood/Hill 62 Museum until my most recent visit on Tuesday 21 April 2015. The weather was beautiful. What I tend to do is visit just one museum each visit. I've decided to visit Hooge Crater Museum next time and the new Plugstreet Experience some other... More 

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Liverpool, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Powerful and evocative with plenty of WW1 artifacts. The preserved British trenches are eerie and chilling - worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed with the museum, not all the memorabilia is relevant to the exhibition itself - a mixture of various uniforms/weapons etc from different wars and eras claiming to be WW1 and a distinct lack of information about the exhibits and trenches. Also the rooms feel very faded and dusty, not a lot of care seems to have been invested... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The stereo pictures are amazing but I was told that the trenches are not real, they were dug by the Belgians themselves as tourist attractions? They certainly don't have the usual A-frames that British dugouts would have had.

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Luddendenfoot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Whilst I agree with some of the negative comment posted by others relating to this museum, I would strongly argue that it is still worth the effort. The museum is clearly under funded, and the mannequins are outrageous, laughable and insulting - the machine gunner is clearly female and wearing lipstick, whilst another seems to have pieces of carpet in... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Entry is through a pretty tacky area and the cost is high. The museum is haphazard and I had no real feel that much had been spent on it. Very disappointing The trenches, on the other hand, have a good authentic feel to them. No-one knows whether they are really in the true position, but they certainly give you a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is strange collection of items put together as a museum. Its not the best museum in the area. The trenches are worth a visit, as while they my not be the originals they give a good feel for what it must have been like in the trenches. These is one of the "go and make your own mind up"... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

An opportunity to see what life in the trenches must have been like. Plenty of artefacts in the museum and the 3D photos pull no punches about the horrors of war.

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Aylesbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Greta experience, a rather haphazard display but you cannot beat the original trenches outside, really is very moving

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