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In Flanders Fields Museum

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Address: Lakanhallen - Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 0 57 239 220
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Definitive WW1 Museum

Using up to date presentational methods the story of the war is told through the personal stories of participants on both sides. There is much to see and it would take an entire... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Using up to date presentational methods the story of the war is told through the personal stories of participants on both sides. There is much to see and it would take an entire day to see everything. Make a guided trip to some of the key battlefields first if possible then the information and films, much of which is about... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is planned with the idea of drawing the visitor into to the human suffering that was WW1. It succeeds.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have to be honest I know the subject is very worthy but I thought it would be a bit dull. However I have to be honest is wasn't. Great use of audio visual is made, the subject is well presented and interesting. The trip up to the bell tower (all 300 or so steps( is very good the views... More 

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East Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An excellent Museum and one every one should visit to learn how awful WW1 was, and what our very brave men went through so that we could live as we do today.

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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We liked the technology. Thought the video presentations we exceptional--especially the Christmas Truce with the four perspectives. Loved the representation of the attacks on Ypres over the course of the war. We appreciated the attempts to personalize the stories with letters and intimate artifacts. Everyone is right--allow at least two hours. The food in the restaurant was good as well.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This ultra modern museum has lots of information and uses multi media effectively, but it is all a bit of a muddle. It's difficult to follow a timeline of events here - you pass through themes of the war. I found the films, which are well done, could be improved if we knew who wrote the script - are they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this well planned museum. With loads of information covering all details of the war, if you were to visit only one museum while in Ypres/Flanders, this should be it. Nice and interactive. Allow at least 2 hours (ideally more) to visit. I would recommend paying the extra few euro for the view out of the bell-tower.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Allow at least a couple of hours for this museum and be sure to climb the bell tower for a fantastic view of Ypres! The displays were brilliant with a lot of archives that you could type your family name into to perhaps find distant relatives. Really unique and interesting. A very well thought out place, lots of english displays... More 

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Seattle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I've spent years traveling through Europe and have probably been through a hundred museums, I have to say this was one of the worst. We just came from Normandy and drove out of our way to come here and it was very disappointing. The museum throws you into the middle of WWI, there is no explanation of what lead up... More 

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Chigwell, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

You'll need a good hour or more to take it all in. Very well presented, with lots of things found on the battlefields. Amazing to see set out the contents of the different nationalities' soldiers' backpacks. How on earth they managed to walk with what they must have weighed and still be fit to fight is astonishing.

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