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Address: Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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Well worth a visit - great section of preserved trenches

We visited in May 16 whilst in Ypres for a few days - a really good museum whose highlight has to be the sections of preserved trenches where you can really get a feel for just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although the museum looks quite small it is spread over a couple of houses & is extremely interesting. We spent over 2 hours looking at it all exhibits & certainly didn't see it all. Having finished indoors we ventured outside into the woods themselves. Well named, the woods were a complete mixture of emotions. The original trenches can be explored,... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited in May 16 whilst in Ypres for a few days - a really good museum whose highlight has to be the sections of preserved trenches where you can really get a feel for just how close the opposing front line trenches were in some areas of the Ypres salient. Wear boots - trenches can be wet/muddy. Reasonably priced... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Oddly despite the height of summer we got to walk through the trenches completely alone which added to the eeriness. Makes you appreciate that much more the terrible conditions the soldiers experienced. Museum is bursting with artefacts and interesting memorabilia.....don't know if it necessarily all came from this one site but good all the same. Not cheap for what it... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sanctuary Wood is just outside Ypres and comprises a museum and a section of World War I trench in largely original condition. The trenches themselves are a stark reminder of what conditions must have been like. We visited in August after a fairly dry period, on a baking hot day, but despite this there was standing water and mud in... More 

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Portchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rather haphazard museum with a large private collection of fascinating WW1 memorabilia and artifacts. Trenches to the rear give a taste of the conditions that the soldiers faced 100 years ago. If you intend to enter the trenches, tunnels and craters I would advise you to take wellie boots as it is pretty muddy. No car park, but having... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shells, mortars, trenches, shell holes, display cabinets full of memorabilia with a pleasant cafe. Staff friendly and coffee excellent!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was staying at Lille but on way from channel tunnel wanted to see these trenches, first i've been too.......it was about 15:00 when we arrived, parked just outside, no car park but park any where along the road, we entered and paid for entry, its a refreshments, bar and entry to trenches combined....before going to trenches there's alot of... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stuffed with interesting artefacts and always a hit with school groups. However, the recent modernisation and rationalisation takes away part of the the charm. Though it still has some random material scattered about. Underground communication trench is an experience.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge collection of rusted ammunition, network of old WWI trenches and graphic photographs. If visiting the trench wear boots or wellies and if exploring the tunnels take a torch and be prepared for uneven ground. Entrance doubles as a bar as well as the ticket office. The shattered remnants of old tree stumps helped me imagine how dangerous it would... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a wonderful collection of photographs and memorabilia. Walking The trenches and tunnel brought home what hardship it would have been 100 years ago

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