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Hooge Crater museum

Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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Excellent museum

Extremely interesting and informative. Good displays and reasonably priced to get in. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michelle M
Waterloo, Belgium
Good collection

This museum is worth a visit. An extensive private collection that is well laid out with good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chorleywood, 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 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.
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Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely interesting and informative. Good displays and reasonably priced to get in. Well worth a visit.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is worth a visit. An extensive private collection that is well laid out with good commentary next to the exhibits to give context.

Thank NealG561
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Very small but we were @ the cemetery across the street so we stopped in. A few hundred meters down the street behind the hotel is what's left of the crater & trenches. Worth a visit if you're nearby but I would not drive to...More

Thank clee46771
Reviewed July 11, 2017

i spent the morning there and found the museum very interesting and full of ww1 artifacts,i had the biggest cheese and ham toasty ever in the cafe ,dont forget to visit the trenches next to museum and the war cemetry across the road from it.

Thank reactmac
Reviewed July 5, 2017

This is an extraordinary museum and an absolute must for those travelling the battlefields and memorials

Thank David M
Reviewed July 3, 2017

This is a must see museum for those with an interest in WW1. It is rather old fashioned in that there are no flashy modern audio visual presentations however it is just full to the brim with interesting exhibits. There are uniforms, weapons, photos and...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

There is a part of yourself that can't imagine what it must have been like to be under fire while you are looking at the graves row upon row ....... please say that you were there. Still a awe inspiring story of courage defeating fear

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Wasn't bad but didn't add much information after having visited the museum in the city centre. Unless you're really into seeing all the dug up war memorabilia of which they have plenty.

Thank Wietse V
Reviewed June 24, 2017

The museum is tucked away just inside the Hooge Crater cafe, the artifacts on display are well worth the visit as are the sandwiches in the Cafe.

Thank cornishman1965
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Very interesting and worth doing the walk around the woods to visualise the battleground. The crater is now a beautiful pond and has been kept lovely. the trench layout is worth a walk through to try and visualise what happened here. would recommend a visit

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Gavin W
July 5, 2016|
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Response from Sharyn T | Reviewed this property |
There is an inventory of all buried in the cemetery which tells you where the soldiers are buried it gives you a row and number of the person you will be looking for it is usually kept in a brass box on a wall
March 15, 2015|
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Response from Gordon2112 | Reviewed this property |
The museum & cafe is closed on Mondays I believe.