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In Flanders Fields Museum

Lakanhallen - Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
32 0 57 239 220
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

A brilliant experience for all ages ... The interactive elements work with a wristband that knows your nationality and age group so everything is easy to read ... The video sections are great ... The Christmas story was moving ... The sections on the use of gas were very good ... The steps to the bell tower are a trek... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots to see here with an opportunity to learn about specific individuals who you have assigned to you at the beginning of your trip. Very interactive. Take your time, try not to walk with crowds.

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Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was the best museum in regards to the WWI. A must place to visit !!! Sunday afternoon was less crowdy before noon. You can go out for lunch and come back. Take your time, it is worth the several hours you might want to spend in it.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is excellent and I am surprised by any negative comments it receives. It was the first museum for me that has really brought home the true horrors of war. The technology does not impact at all, you don't have to use it if you don't wish to. It was one of the first museums that I have ever... More

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Walberswick, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum has clearly set out to reinforce the European ideal, rather than provide any historical education. It's overwhelming message is that in war people get hurt and killed. Not a bad message but it should be balanced against the skill, bravery and innovation shown by ordinary men thrown into an extraordinary circumstances. In summary while the museum majors on... More

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Wickham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We spent one and a half days in Ieper, and this was one of the many highlights of our visit. Upon arrival we were given a wristband which we were told to put on. When we reached the display we touched the poppy onto a green dot and keyed in our details. As we went around the museum we touched... More

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Hampshire, England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We thought this museum was excellent and the €10 very worthwhile. In particular, our 12 year old got a much better understanding of the human element of the war and the carnage that all the weaponry wrought. Unlike other recent visit reviewers, we found the museum very informative, liked the interactive approach and came out feeling we understood the action... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

This museum somehow, and I cant put my finger on it, seems to miss the point. There are some very interesting exhibits but the presentation seems to focus on being high tech and as a consequence seems to have sterilized the sadness of the events. However I am sure others will find it really good. It just did not work... More

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have been in the area for a week and saved what we thought would be a great experience for last - how wrong we were.......it was not a patch on some the other excellent museums in the area. The entrance fee of 9 euros is clearly for all the high tech display equipment. There are actually very few exhibits... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A great museum with loads of exhibits, many of them interactive if you like that sort of thing. It really laid out the war and what had happened where. Loved the York trench exhibit and the life size horse and cart.

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