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Address: Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
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We got caught in torrential downpour so couldn't go out into the 'trenches'. However we did spend a few hours here with warm drinks and laughter, none from the staff however! They... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kylie C
Skegness, United Kingdom

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small privately owned museum with a jumble of artefacts from WW1. What is amaxing and worth at least an hour is looking through the camera / 3D slides of WW1 photos in the old fashioned viewing boxes. The photos are genuine & realistic. The trenches are also worth a walk around but beware if going in the... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got caught in torrential downpour so couldn't go out into the 'trenches'. However we did spend a few hours here with warm drinks and laughter, none from the staff however! They were miserable and didn't like you even walking into the FREE museum if you haven't bought a ticket for their 'trenches'

Thank Kylie C
England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves quite late in the afternoon and were able to wander around the wood and trenches in peace and reflection. The museum is a disorganised jumble of artefacts but there were some interesting things amongst them. We realised just how lucky we were with our timing as, just as we were... More 

Thank barbie1977
Aldridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this an Interesting Museum and site showing the trenches as they were. The photo's within the box's are quite challenging at times but show the battlefield as it was. Worth a visit

Thank Steve D
Gosport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super section of trenches that are as near to original as you are going to find, but take your waterproof boots as it can get very muddy. Lots of stuff lying around and the remains of some trees that show shell damage.

3 Thank Brian W
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many other reviewers have said the museum at Sanctuary Wood is poor. The display cabinets are cluttered and there seems no logical order to what is on display. Outside however the owners have done a good job. The trenches are well maintained and serve to give todays generation an insight into the conditions in which the Great War was... More 

2 Thank Ronan H
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The preserved trenches are interesting and the area is very shell pockmarked with some of the original splintered trees still in situ. There has been some speculation as to the authenticity of the trenches. Undoubtedly some maintenance work must have been done over the years, otherwise nothing much would be left, but given the owners obvious lack of interest in... More 

Thank ShamrockWanderer
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yep, go to Sanctuary Wood, the owners have un touched trenches, piles of munitions and a raw view of a battle. You need to see it, go. The downside then? Lady taking tickets, smoking cigarettes indoors, piles of dug up munitions left to rot, no real sentiment to loss or value. Me, I have been twice, It is important history... More 

1 Thank Brian G
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As well as an interesting museum there are some sections of trenches and tunnels which one can walk through.

Thank Katytheviolinist
Hove, UK
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106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Also known as Hill 62, the 'museum' here is poor but that isn't what you come for. The real draw here is the preserved trenches. We were fortunate to visit when it was quiet and could get a real feel for what the horror of fighting in the trenches must have been like. Both of my children (aged 10 &... More 

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