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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 2014
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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A huge and brilliant collection of weapons, uniforms and equipment from World War 1. If you ever have trouble imagining the concept of artillery bombardment just stare in wonder at the sheer variety of shells from small to enormous that were fired in their millions at those poor men in their trenches. Human intelligence and ingenuity gone mad! A must... More

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Birmingham UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

walk 100 yards next door and there is a bunker and underground tunnel buried in the garden of the hotel, which is very nicely done!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This museum to the east of Ypres near load great places to visit including many cemeteries the museum it's got lots wonderful things to see a must stop on the tour

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited here as part of a bus tour & felt we didn't have enough time to see everything. You will need several hours. It is chock-full of WW1 equipment & memorabilia & for its small size, brimming with information explaining the War in detail at this local level.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited this museum and the adjacent Hooge Crater cemetery having seen it featured on a day-long bus tour - although we made our own way there. Very interesting displays with loads of stuff to look at - you need to spend time absorbing it all, but a nice, almost 'home-made' feel to the place. We had lunch at the... More

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good museum with lots of memorabilia , cafe to enjoy a drink afterwards with the local people . Film showing footage and lit up map showing areas during WW1

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A smaller museum, but stacked with lots of interesting things to see. Good price to get in. And a nice place to have a coffee or lunch after.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This museum gives an excellent account of just what it was all about. The displays and war artefacts are well set out and it is easy to follow the time scale of events in the area during this horrendous era. The Hooge Crater Cemetery across the road is also worthy of a visit.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Really wanted to score it somewhere between average and very good. Probably only need to spend about 45 minutes looking around the museum it is a small private museum with a bar/restaurant attached. Has a British & Commonwealth cemetery across the road and the actual crater is in the grounds of the hotel next door - this costs one euro... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A good small museum, well set up with large numbers of artifacts and displays of WW1. Restaurant is very busy but worth a try if you can get in or better still book in advance.

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