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Address: Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
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Trenches amazing to see in their original state

Amazing to see the trenches in their original state, couldn't explore them too much as they were quite muddy. The articles on show in the museum/house were plentiful and could... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Manchester
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to visit when no others were here, at the end of a wet day, and I found it amazing to place yourself back into that location, and to see all the real items from the Great War. Yes, the trenches are now shallower than they were, and the museum is higgeldy-piggeldy but it has an authenticity... More 

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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Visited with my 10 year old son, armed with a torch (for the tunnels) and waterproof boots. Some visitors turned up thoroughly unprepared for the trench experience despite the fact it was a wet March - consequently they missed out on a hugely interesting experience.After prolonged heavy rain the trenches were pretty waterlogged but this didn't stop us and made... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit to Sanctuary Wood and it seems to have got worse since the last visit. It needs major work to bring it up to a proper standard to make the visit more enjoyable. The trenches are the original ones from WW1. Take care if it has been raining as the ground will be slippery. There needs... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Amazing to see the trenches in their original state, couldn't explore them too much as they were quite muddy. The articles on show in the museum/house were plentiful and could have been displayed better, but an Aladin's cave.

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was an fantastic experience,noir whole group enjoyed walking in through the trenches and uscovering what the trenches where like in the war.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I last visited this family run museum over 20 years ago and was suprised and pleased to find it virtually unchanged. The 3D viewfinders showing original images of the 1st World War were as challenging as I remembered them and the trenches, with mud, give a glimmer of an idea of how it must have been. The 1st World War... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

what a difference since jack passed away museum is cleaner renovations in side are under way the smell of cats has gone and is a lot cleaner well done to the people in charge now keep up the good work

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Devon, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place is a bit of a conundrum, it has some very interesting artifacts, a length of reconstructed trench & a wonderful collection of photographs, however, it does remind you of a church hall jumble sale. OK, it's a private collection, but the number of visitors who attend this place could be a reason to try to improve the layout,... More 

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Tain, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A fantastic gem of a museum containing an awesome selection of items in various conditions, from rused relics dug out the ground to other items that look factory fresh. An amazing collection of old 3d photos. The trench system topped the visit, to walk where heros walked, outstanding experience. Could possibly do with clearer explanation on some of the exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A slice of WW1 history preserved by a local farming family. Partial trench system. Museum of artifacts unearthed by farming etc. The museum is a bit rough and ready but this gives a less sterile feel to the artifacts. I have visited a handful of similar museums all rated very highly but this little gem has more on display than... More 

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