In Flanders Fields Museum

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres)

In Flanders Fields Museum
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Ypres region was the backdrop to on of the bloodiest battles in history, 100 years ago. Now the last witness have died too, the In Flanders Fields Museum is more than ever the gateway to the First World War in Flanders. The In Flanders Fields Museum confronts the visitor with the consequences of the Great War. Old and young are faced with life and death in the Ypres front region. The exhibition with touching video projects, unique sound fragments and the most up-to-date multimedia applications immerse you in the life at the front. each visitor also receives a poppy bracelet that enables him/her to discover four personal stories of 'Joe Public' in the Great War. By logging in you can meet your peers in the war, a century ago.
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Bainesey78
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
Family
Excellent museum with a lot to see including a number of video’s. The view from the Belfry is fantastic and gives a 360 degree panoramic of Ypres and the surrounding area. I would recommend giving yourself 3/4 hours if you’d like to see everything (There are a number of video’s which are interesting and are about 15 mins or so long so these can take up some time including a visit up to the top of the Belfry).
Written August 8, 2022
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colin g
Rainham, UK1,066 contributions
At the end it shows it was not the war to end all wars. Humans learn nothing , sadly. As an exhibition it is very sobering
Written August 1, 2022
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Cal JB
Solihull, UK24 contributions
Couples
Allow plenty of time as least 2 hours to see this immersive museum. You will experience firsthand accounts from soldiers and nurses on the front line via engaging holograms. There are also hundreds of exhibits and content explaining how the war unfolded in an easy to understand way. Naturally some of the material and information is very harrowing but it necessary to help understand the horror and scale if WW1
Written July 21, 2022
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Mark H
Derby, UK131 contributions
Just visited the museum for the first time in a few years - really done well - lots of excellent exhibitions and artefacts and also very interactive. It is still excellent and worth a visit. Excellent cafe at the end also.
Written July 16, 2022
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CraigShipton
Maldon, UK63 contributions
A must see attraction in Ypres. Be sure to get the guided tour and climb the tower. Amazing views from the top! Extremely informative and educational. Perfect for families
Written July 14, 2022
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Scott W
4 contributions
Couples
I had visited this museum a number of years ago, probably getting on for 14 years and thought it was interesting and well presented.

I went yesterday to the museum and it has drastically changed. And not for the better.

The first negative point I have is that I didn't have much time and so wanted basic entry into the museum with audio guide. I asked for this and after I paid and entered via the electric one way entry I realised I had been charged additionally for the Middle East exhibition as well, which is nothing to do with the normal museum. For 2 people this amounts to an extra 10€ or something of that nature, that that was annoying.

As for the main museum, it was presented in semi darkness with no set path through the presented displays. This meant that it seemed disorganised with no set time line being followed. Individually the items displayed were interesting, but it seemed piecemeal.

When I finished the main museum, there was no indication where the additional Middle Eastern exhibition, that I had paid for even was.

Unfortunately not impressed by the experience, that had had me paying I think about 24€ or 26€ for under a couple of hours walking in darkened disorganised displays.
Written July 5, 2022
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Fi S
London, UK506 contributions
This is the perfect way to start any WW1 visit to Flanders. The museum is comprehensive, informative and hugely interesting, and is staffed by ultra-friendly and helpful people. It's in the Cloth Hall, right on the square, so ideally suited to combine with a wander around Ypres, a beer/coffee/meal, and the nightly Last Post ceremony.
Written June 25, 2022
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,669 contributions
This museum is housed inside the Cloth Hall in Ypres. It's definitely worth a visit; we spent about 2 hours inside it and were able to see most everything. It's worth it to pay the extra €2 for the audio; although we didn't have time to listen to everything available on the audio guide, we did listen to a lot of it and it added extra context to the things we were seeing. We also paid €2 for the admission to climb the belfry, which we also enjoyed.

The museum itself focuses on the World War I battles that destroyed Ypres and the surrounding countryside. We learned more about the start of the war, the people involved, and trenches, and many other aspects. The subject matter is sobering but important. We were all adults in our party; there did seem to be some engagement for kids (and we saw some school groups) but be aware that they will probably need some context to appreciate it.
Written June 20, 2022
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Kelly1957
Crowborough, UK92 contributions
Couples
A wonderful three hours spent at this amazing museum. The different presentations of the terrible things that happened in this area were so cleverly done.
Written June 7, 2022
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jean r
7 contributions
This is an important 'to do' if interested in WWI Flanders Fields battles. There is a lot of reading, but it provides information, which I had not read in research previously. My favorite thing was the map with descriptions of battles as they moved throughout the war.
Written June 7, 2022
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