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In Flanders Fields Museum

Lakanhallen - Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
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Saskatoon, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I was not expecting such a technically advanced Museum as we experienced here. You are given a "poppy" bracelet which is your admission to the Museum as well as the "key" to many electronic displays. The Museum has a lot of text to read and also a lot of videos to watch. The displays of old uniforms and weapons are... More

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Fulton, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building with a highly polished museum commemorating WWI. Don't miss the bell tower! It is worth the climb to see the beautiful Ypres area.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a good place to start your holiday before you explore Ypres and the many memorials and battlefields. Make sure to purchase a tour of the belfry. From high up, you will enjoy the view of the town and surrounding countryside. Make sure you give yourself several hours to experience the full exhibit.

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Hexham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum on September 18th, having heard that it had been refurbished before the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WW1. We have visited several times before and found it to be interesting and informative but sadly everything has changed. The museum states on its website that it is presenting this war story as a universal and contemporary... More

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Dartford, Kent, UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This has to be your starting point to learn in about WW1. It is an extremely well laid out and resourced museum. Start by wearing and logging in your ID bracelet - do this - you will find out more as the exhibition unfolds year by year of the Great War. There are many interactive displays, incredibly moving video clips... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This museum is a must. It creates an atmosphere and gives you an insight into what was experienced on the battlefields around Ypres. The background music, the clever use of technology, the somber monologues with the fading in and out of the speakers presenting their experiences in the trenches, is a somber but truly enlightening experience. The theme of the... More

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We spent four hours at the 'In Flanders Fields' museum, and learned a lot about WW1. With a great mixture of exhibits, video clips and interactive displays we were taken through the four years of this conflict, guided by non-judgemental reporting of the facts. We walked up the bell tower (an optional extra) to have a fantastic bird's eye view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited the exhibition in the Cloth Hall. You can't help but be brought to tears by some of the exhibits. Beautifully set out and so much to see. It was great to see so many young people from all over Europe finding out about the Great War. A must see if you visit Ypres.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This museum succeeded in its mission to give visitors a real sense of what WWI trench warfare was like. Every exhibit is explained in 4 or more languages and A/V displays include bits in each language as well. We paid for the extra climb up the bell tower (200+ steps) to enjoy the wonderful views. Your ticket is good for... More

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London
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A different museum from the one I visited 10 years ago. Very interesting, with sombre, discordant music playing throughout. I must say that our visit was spoiled by the large tour party. Too many going around at one time. Climb the Belfry Tower (an extra €2). You'll have a freat view of the town, but avoid the bell area -... More

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