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Hooge Crater museum

Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Owner description: Full scale reconstructions of war scenes, an extended collection of weapons, war equipment and photos make this museum to a true must-see!The chapel,... more » Owner description: Full scale reconstructions of war scenes, an extended collection of weapons, war equipment and photos make this museum to a true must-see!The chapel, in which the museum is located, dates back from the early twenties. This chapel was built directly across the Hooge Crater cemetery in memory of the many fallen soldiers on the battle fields of ‘Hooge’ over a period of 4 years. Rare military clothing of the troops, that where fighting in the ‘Ypres Salient’ (Ieperboog) are exposed in glass displays. Also you can see some full scale scenes of the Great War battle fields, very authentically reproduced. The theme of the scenes is very divers: German bunkers, British trenches and full scale horses with cavalry troops on their backs. « less
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is the best museum in the area. If you only have time to visit one museum in the area, make it this one. Not expensive.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Nice cafe opp cemetery small museum packed to the rafters with exhibits a must see on a main road watch for speeding traffic

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Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The cafeteria has a good selection to eat and to drink and the staff is very friendly. The sandwiches are huge! The museum is well presented and easily understood. Do remember to present your discount voucher (if you got one at your B&B) before you pay and make sure it has been discounted. Do visit the cemetery in front and... More

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Hampshire, England
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40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We were impressed by this museum and our 12 year old enjoyed it more than some of the others. It has good life size dioramas of trench scenes and very good displays of artifacts, with some explanation of what you were seeing. Many of the smaller museums also have artifacts, but not much information about what they are about or... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Lovely little museum that has lots of interesting and informative displays. Very moving when you see that they are still finding equipment and sadly bodies. It adds to the horror of how many were lost in this awful conflict. Nice tea room and interesting trench art.

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

On a bus route from Ypres and in easy walking distance of two other places (Birr crossroads cemetery and Hooghe open air museum). A good selection of things to look at and if you take these three places together you'll get your cultural hit. There's also a Menin road museum close by but it was shut.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Small but thoughtfully put together and very interesting. Lots of interesting displays and a huge amount of local WW1 memorabila - thoroughly recommended.

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East Sussex
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Once again this attraction appears to be under promoted. Once you visit you will see that it is much better organised than another nearby private museum and, much much cheaper. Value for money all round, great display and congratulations to the owners for putting so much effort in keeping the memories alive today.

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The Hague
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It's not your standard modern 'experience' museum but more or less a privat collection of a lot of stuff. I found it very interesting. Don't forget to visit the neighboring site where heaps of stuff are just rusting away. Quite impressing.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Hooge crater is a very good museum with very nice artefacts. very clean and nea. it has a short movie about the battle. really must seel

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