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In Flanders Fields Museum

Lakanhallen - Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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Orford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I suppose as a brief superficial introduction to WW1 and the Ypres campaigns it is sufficient, but to get more into the subject and obtain more understanding, you will have to look elsewhere and work harder at it. You have to pay quite a considerable amount to get in and the best about it is the building.

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South Wales
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Not simply because it's housed in the largest building on the main square (and probably all of Ieper) but also because of the experience. Well laid out, walking through allows you to see how the events unfolded and there are audio-visual presentations etc to help. Plenty of memorabilia as you would expect. There's also a chance to go up into,... More

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beverley e.yorkshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Superb quality museum, nothing spared here, the haunting background of tolling bells give real atmosphere to this visit, the nice ladies at the reception, both dressed in yellow twinsets could not helps us enough, and the shop and restaurant were very busy.

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Builth Wells, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a must and very interesting Museum worth 9euros we paid an extra 2 euros to go up the cloth tower the views of Ypres all well worth, great little café in the museum as well. Amazing history of ww1 not to missed

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Launceston, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum is one of the best I've ever visited. I went there on a personal recommendation, and also after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, and it was even better than expected. I needed about 3 hours to appreciate all the displays, and a bit more time in the excellent shop at the end of my visit. If you would... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Did this as the scene setter before cycling the established 35 mile circular route around Ypres to see the majority of the main battlefields, memorials and graveyards. 9 Euros for each adult to go in, we were there for a little over an hour. Could easily have been a lot longer but we were on a schedule. This is a... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Everybody on our tour thought this was an amazing experience. With so many inter-active elements, it offers such a lot for everyone. The holographic soldiers and their words resonate in your ears and heart. The historical aspect of the WW1 are clearly and graphically displayed. Unfortunately, I was overcome by it all, especially as a few hours before I had... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited as part of a group before going to one of the cemeteries. I thought it was well laid out with informative displays an an excellent interactive element via the wrist band which you get on entering. Some of the displays pull no punches; the true horror of the conditions and fighting comes through. If visiting Flanders and the battlefields... More

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Hertfordshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The whole subject is beautifully treated A wonderful trip through the First World War with fascinating and interactive exhibits which bring home to the visitor the sadness and futility of war and the needless waste of life.

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Of course, a museum commemorating the first World War - and especially the devastating impact it made on Ieper and surroundings and on hundreds of thousands of families in more than 58 countries - is not really a cheerful experience. But please dot not miss this gem. It will keep you on the right track for years to come

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