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Hooge Crater museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Brilliant place to visit to learn about the period and the events of the immediate area

Hard to know what to say, it's a museum about war, so it's not exactly a happy place to visit. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scaith
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Perth, Australia
Very moving

Good place to visit to give a feeling of the tragedy which was WW1. Not difficult to find either... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JoanH1947
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to know what to say, it's a museum about war, so it's not exactly a happy place to visit. It does however provide a very good experience. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scaith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to visit to give a feeling of the tragedy which was WW1. Not difficult to find either which was a plus.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoanH1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum/lunch deal was well priced. Loved the meal, especially the home made soup. The museum artifacts were authenic and museum well organized. Military cemetry across the street also worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank b m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting experience to view the crater caused by an underground detonation by the Allies during WW1 There's a few information boards around the crater which explain the battles around this site.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vince f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is small but has some good exhibits. Added bonus of being able to eat and get a drink. Across the road is the cemetery. Parking is not goodMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clarky57
niekbenoot, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Clarky, Thank you for your visit and review. Our museum is 100% private, and it is not that big as other museum from cities and gouvernments. But we do try tho show as much things of WW1 what happend in the Ypres Salient, with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small but very interesting museum really does have something for everyone. Remember to look up, eyes to left & right and even then you will not take in all the exhibits. Enjoy we certainly did.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sandra a
niekbenoot, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and nice review! Always welcome for another visit! Kind regards, Niek Benoot

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a great place to visit. Only 5 Euros entry with lots of fantastic exhibits. The museum is directly opposite the Hooke Crater Cemetry. There is also a cafe bar attached to the museum and the prices are very reasonable. This place is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nigel H
niekbenoot, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Nigel, Thank you for your visit and the nice words, about our museum and café. Always welcome! Kind regards, Niek Benoot (owner)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum with plenty of war artefacts and well worth a visit on the outskirts of Ypres

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scotishtravelbug
niekbenoot, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit! Kind regards, Niek Benoot

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Closed on Monday,s. This is the best privately owned museum in the region, if you want value for money buy the entry ticket with lunch, cost €11.50 for both. Lunch is a sandwich with a small beer, soft drink or coffee/tea

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael K
niekbenoot, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Michael, Thank you for your visit, and to promote our combined ticket. Indeed, 11,50 euro/pp for lunch + 1 drink + museum visit. Always welcome!7 Kind regards, Niek Benoot (owner)

Reviewed November 12, 2018

As part of the battlefield tours, this has got to be visited. Trenches still in place, empty shells left in situ 100 years on, debris and items from the era all still there. A very sad poignant place to visit

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ayresomelad
niekbenoot, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and visit to our museum. Kind regards, Niek Benoot

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zed741
March 25, 2018|
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Response from boz61949 | Reviewed this property |
the museum and trench area are close together. The museum is definitely worth a visit. I'd allow an 1-2 hours total depending on the level of subject matter interest you have. I can't imagine many 7 year olds enjoying the... More
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Gavin W
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Response from paulsR8909MH | Reviewed this property |
An excellent resource is Major and Mrs.Holt's Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient (Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide) by Tonie Holt ( 1997 ) Paperback It can be a bit tricky finding what is on the map but this is an... More
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