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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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I thought I knew WW1 until I visited here. Such sadness but perfectly presented. The image of a war horse half way through and an elderly gent at the end in tears will stick with me for a long time.

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Tayside
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

For a better understanding on the Great War, a visit to this museum is highly recommended. The popy bracelet you are given on admission allows interaction with exhibits programmed to suit you. There's lots to look at and take in. I found the large model panoramic/diorama map fascinating, as were so many other exhibits pertaining to the realities and various... More

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A great museum, that uses interactive technology to tailor every visitors experience, and make it unique. Very difficult subject matter is handled in a sensitive manner, without shirking the horror of war. Some areas are screened off as the subject matter is quite graphic and not appropriate for all. The museum seeks to portray war from several view points and... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great starting point for a visit to Flanders. Spend a couple of hours in this excellent museum centrally located on the main square of Ieper to get a comprehensive overview of WWI before heading out to some of the nearby battlefield sites. The displays are well thought out - we particularly liked the full kit layout of each of the... More

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England
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307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We spent about 2 hours in this incredible museum. Love the poppy bracelet they give you at the entrance which you can personalise, then they tailor 4 war stories for you which you can listen to throughout the museum. There is so much to read, so much to look at and so much to take in, this is an unmissable... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a nice museum, however I did find it hard to get round and take everything in due to the amount of people there and the fact that it's very interactive, Designed for the younger generation but very informative and interesting. You must go up the belfry for a look round the town.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A great please to visit ,Your need about 2 hours to take it all in as there is a lot to see and do and its not worth rushing, so please do not arrive late in the afternoon as the last entry is 5pm but everything is turned off and you have to leave before 6pm.

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Roma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

i did not know this museum until my boyfriend, mad for the first world war history, proposed me to go there! if you want to have a basic summary of what the war was, starting from the beginning to the end, it is the proper location. of course, being in a Belgian country, everything is seen from the point of... More

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barton le clay
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Pay the extra climb the clock tower , this adds to your visit and you can take superb pictures of the town , the museum has just amazing visual presentations where people from 100 years ago come on a screen and tell the story , just allow plenty of time and what ever level of your understanding of the Great... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very informative and a good half days visit, lots to see and there are lots of interactive displays, also don't forget to register the poppy bracelet when you first go into the museum as you can have the info emailed to you at the end.

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