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“Best Museum” 5 of 5 stars
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Hooge Crater museum
Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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Owner description: Full scale reconstructions of war scenes, an extended collection of weapons, war equipment and photos make this museum to a true must-see!The chapel, in which the museum is located, dates back from the early twenties. This chapel was built directly across the Hooge Crater cemetery in memory of the many fallen soldiers on the battle fields of ‘Hooge’ over a period of 4 years. Rare military clothing of the troops, that where fighting in the ‘Ypres Salient’ (Ieperboog) are exposed in glass displays. Also you can see some full scale scenes of the Great War battle fields, very authentically reproduced. The theme of the scenes is very divers: German bunkers, British trenches and full scale horses with cavalry troops on their backs.
London, United Kingdom
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“Best Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Have to say I have been taking individuals and groups to this museum for a number of years and it just gets better. Nick is putting in a lot of effort for 2014 and he and hsi lovely wife deserve to succeed.

Visited October 2012
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The museum is small but interesting and there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery of the same name across the road.

Visited September 2012
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“Very interesting collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The collection and displays at the Museum Hooge Crate are well worth the stop on Menin road. A wide variety of uniforms, equipment, munitions and general WW1 material is quite good. The E10 entrance fee includes a sandwich and drink for lunch.

Visited September 2012
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“hooge crater museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

excellent museum well laid out many interesting artefacts that were found near by dioramas are well set out showing brittish and german dug outs nice cafe attached to museum well worth a visit

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“Hooge museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Friendly & informative host. Incredible amout of war memorabilia crammed into the museum & finds right upto present ( British rifle found in 2011 ) Very nice cafe linked to the museum

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