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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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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels

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Finding out about WWI

Tells the story of WWI as experienced in Ypres. I liked the interactive displays and the floor map of all the places in Belgium affected. There is a discount for seniors ticket... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Tells the story of WWI as experienced in Ypres. I liked the interactive displays and the floor map of all the places in Belgium affected. There is a discount for seniors ticket if you ask.

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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

In Flanders Fields Museum portrays life and death in and around the town of Ieper during the Great War. The emphasis is on people, rather than historic events. Atmosphere prevails over in depth information. The presentation is fresh and modern, making smart use of technology and maintaining a good balance between text, images and items. Personal stories and interactive features... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I visted Ypres 20 plus years ago regarding the WWI tours. This new museum, is an extraordinary historical explaination of the WWI war and subsequent battles on Ypres. It has great historical exhibits to look at and understand the opponents and allies. Very sombre, but very informative of life in the trenches and surrounding areas of Ypres affected by the... More 

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Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

liked the whole experience, full to bursting with exhibits, you must watch the film in the big hall, it gives you the full picture

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Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, well thought out museum honoring those that were affected by the battles of Ypres. The museum did a great job of telling the "story" of the battles from the Soldier's perspective (both allied and German) and from the civilian perspective as well. Great exhibits that help you empathise with those affected by the war. My only criticism is that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Really well set out museum. Lots of interactive displays. Lots of items to see that are so well preserved and the accounts of the Christmas Day truce of1914 from British, French, Belgian and German diary accounts was truly touching. What a tremendous sacrifice those men in ww1 made for us all. Can't recommend this museum highly enough in terms of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Have visited a number of times with School groups and have now visited a few times on my own as well. Very enjoyable, good range of displays with good balance between artefacts and information. The tower is also well worth the walk for great views.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Located in the old Market Place, this WWI museum condense not only the history of what happened in Ypres but shows the complete front line with all the movement of it. Clear explanations are in multi-languages (English, German, Flemish and French) either by modern actors or by contemporaneous movies. Shows of all the activities like life in trenches, infirmary, cantine,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum which succeeded in showing me the horrors of the Great War. Very good exhibits and films. Not expensive and not to be missed

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This museum tells the story of the Ypres salient in WWI in detail and in a logical sequence, starting with the German entry into the city and ending with its reconstruction. There is a sequence showing the movement of the front lines over the four years, highlighting how little was gained at such enormous cost. There is a film about... More 

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