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In Flanders Fields Museum

Lakanhallen - Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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Vancouver
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216 reviews 216 reviews
131 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This big building is the focal point of the main square in Ypres. Since Ypres was rebuilt after WWI to look like it did before it was flattened, this building, although it looks old like the original cloth hall, isn't. The museum is up on the first floor and we were one of the first ones through the entrance when... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This has been really well set up and gives a balanced view of the impact of WW1. Lots to read and take in but very worthwhile.

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Brussels, Belgium
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149 reviews 149 reviews
38 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The museum is located in the totally rebuilt Cloth Hall. The whole city of Ypres was completely destroyed during WWI, so it was quite shocking to see images of what was left and think about the enormous efforts of reconstruction. Apart from this, the museum is quite big and offers some "interactive" experience, thanks to a "poppy" bracelet you receive... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

An excellent museum showing the horrors of WW1, with lots of artifacts, photographs, information to read. you are given a wrist band which is interactive. The museum is quite dark and has haunting music playing though out. You will require a good couple of hours to try and take it all in. The one down side for me was the... More

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Dominican Republic
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As my grand father had fought this war, and I still remember his stories, we were very glad to be able to visit this new museum. The displays are very complete, and well distributed, a lot of interesting stories to hear from the locals in small movies, telling how they experienced the war and how it wrecked their lives. How... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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192 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Like all the WW1 attractions it's well worth a visit loads to see and a wonderful experience would recommend

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

Very well produced, but on a sunny day it could get a bit dark and depressing in there! Lots of artifacts, video and TV displays, but could make no sense of the section towards the end of the building which contained a modern sculpture presentation!

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A must to visit on your trip to Ypres, child friendly, not overpowering, gives a good account of what all soldiers went through in 'The Great War', the trauma, the different battlegrounds, you will need to take a handkerchief with you, and allow at least four hours, just to skirt the stories from this terrible period of our time.

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Derbys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A good collection of war related things to look at,the holograms are very good at getting the message across how war effected everyone,if you get there when it opens it will be very busy,at lunch time it drops off a bit so we went back round to look again at the displays. Loved the films and the models of how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went there on day trip was overcome with emotion. It's a remarkable place and very well looked after with great care and respect. It's peaceful and well worth a trip it's a naturally beautiful location it's hard to believe what went on there. The museum with its artefacts can pinpoint an individual from first enlisting to death. This takes you... More

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