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Address: Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
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Overall the visit to sanctuary wood was ok. I was a bit disappointed in the trenches and wasn't sure if they were real or a depiction. The bomb craters appear real as are the very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Overall the visit to sanctuary wood was ok. I was a bit disappointed in the trenches and wasn't sure if they were real or a depiction. The bomb craters appear real as are the very old tree stumps with bullet holes. The museum has lots to look at but appears to be a real jumble with no or very little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Of all the places visited on our short tour of WW1 cemeteries and sights around Ypres, Sanctuary Wood brought home the conditions that the frontline soldiers fought in. The trenches that people fought from and lived in illustrate how harsh their lives must have been. Now the wood has regrown it softens the experience a little, but there are some... More 

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

this is a quite amazing place. to be able to walk through the actual trenches where so many soldiers lived/fought/died is quite an incredible experience. all so quiet now, yet surrounded by craters and debris. the various artefacts on show seem a bit disconnected at times, but with so many other similar museums in the area, the trenches are the... More 

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Cardiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

This is an area which was of interest to me. I visited the cemetery which was a beautiful setting for the many who gave their life's at such an horrendous location during the Great War. Hill 62 the scene of many Canadian casualties near by. The museum is just a short walk from the cemetery and it has a section... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The museum is an old house which is stuffed full of exhibits, photos and militaria. The stereoscopes showing 3d pictures were especially graphic and insightful. The trenches have been preserved and give a real experience of what life in the trenches during WW1. It left a lasting impression.

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Nelson, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We visited this museum with preserved trenches to explore as part of a Leger Tour Holiday. The quaint museum has some good exhibits to view but is a bit small and if there are a lot of visitors there you will be cramped for room. There is also artefacts from WW1 for sale plus postcards etc. The place has a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place offers a unique experience of WW1. You get the impression that it is as if it was just left untouched unlike a lot of places that re-construct.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

The museum is quite small but, contains lots of small items of milteria and photos. There are also a number of vintage steroscopes with 3d photos of the carnage that took place on the front line. At the rear is a "preserved" system of trenches that give a representation of how soldiers would have been dug in during the fighting.... More 

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Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

we went to see Sanctuary wood as part of our memorial trip. This area is very moving. it was a beautiful day when we were there and yet still haunting. the trenches have been preserved well, it is possible to walk in the footsteps of the troops, and also to see where the mortars had landed. I would recommend everyone... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a strange little place! The trench network at the back is well worth the visit, but avoid the cafe. The "museum" is just bizarre - be careful not to let young children see the photos - some are very distressing. I believe this place has recently changed hands so maybe with an update it will be more of a... More 

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Address: Address: Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)

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