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Ramparts War Museum

Rijselsestraat 208 B - 8900 IEPER, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
0032(0)57/ 20 02 36
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Ranked #18 of 29 Attractions in Ieper (Ypres)
Type: Military Museums
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England
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272 reviews 272 reviews
157 attraction reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were walking around the city ramparts and came upon this place unexpectedly. Needing a drink on a hot day we went inside - the interior of the bar is very quirky with lots of interesting bits and pieces. While in the little garden area outside, we noticed there was a museum so decided to take a look. Very cheap... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were looking for something quick to do on a wet afternoon in Ypres. Had wanted to visit this museum for a while. You enter through a pub and get a token from a pleasant lady. The museum is out the back and is full if artefacts and interesting information. It was amazing how much they had for such a... More

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Brisbane
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Ramparts War Museam is a little gem at the back of a pub near the Lille Gate. to entre you purchase a token from the bar staff and go out the back of the pub. The sight and sound effects are great and the displays are teriffic. Reading some of the signs is sometimes difficult due to the lighting... More

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were badly in need of a coffee, so sat outside and watched the world drive by on the cobbles! From memory this where the "Ypres Times" WW1 newspaper was produced! Whilst there it's worth taking the short walk to the side into the memorial garden and the little cemetary in it's quiet setting overlooking the canal!

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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92 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I visited this museum with my 12 yr old son, a visit we both really enjoyed. To access this museum is slightly unusual, entering a bar from where the bar lady takes through to the museum having paid your 3 euro's (children free)! Once in the museum, we were really surprised, you walk through a number a trench scenes, scenes... More

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Concord, NH
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44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Have a beer at the bar and you get a token for the museum, which consists of a series of dioramas of life in the trenches. It's dark and musty and eerie-- and, for me, better than the In Flanders Fields Museum. You won't learn the history of the war, but the creepy feeling is unique. The eyes of the... More

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Filey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

very good with smoke and sound effects , small but impressive, loads of exhibits. enjoy a beer afterwards in the bar

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Small private museum but was a good one to do with the evening walk down to Ramparts Cemetery ... friendly in the bar ... The memorable feature was the size of the fake rats ! Pretty horrid picture too of them strung up dead in WW1 ...

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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A nice museum with interesting exhibits, about as near as you may get to being in the trenches... but not :) It took us a while to work out you had to go in through the attached bar, but it was only a few euros and well worth a visit.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Through back of the bar a small but interesting and informative museum with sounds. Missed out on peace beer but good Jupiler available and clildren welcome.

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