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Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Who could not be moved to tears by this beautiful memorial and the evening ceremony. Such respect and commitment from the Belgium fire brigade. You should be very proud.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Lions that were donated to Australia at the end of the war as a gift to Australia were lent back to the town for celebration and copies were made to take the place of the original that are now back in Canberra.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BowenKar
Reviewed 4 days ago

Anyone can apply to lay a wreath at one of the 8pm ceremonies that have run every night for 90 years at this extraordinary memorial, thanks to the dedication of the Town's volunteers, including the buglers who play Last Post and a version of Reveille....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank naggedman
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is def a place to visit, especially for 8pm. Every night at 8pm, Ypres puts on the Last Man Post, 365 days a yr. This is to remember the men and women who fought in the wars. very moving ceremony. The gate is amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jayne R
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Menin gate is a wonderful tribute to the lives lost in WW1. We arrived early to see the last post which is recommended as it gets very busy. It's a very moving ceremony and a must do. Allow plenty of time to walk around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amyls86
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an incredibly moving place to visit. A fantastic building in itself but a fitting memorial to those war dead who have no known grave. If your loved one was lost in WW1 without a known grave then you need to visit the Menin...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marshall D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice area to visit and to experience the mass of names commerated on this memorial, and the last post is preformed each evening, it is also very close to the centre of town and museums

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnpon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this memorial (was not planning in visiting ieper). Didn’t realize the sacrifice of others.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LouisVal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the visit. Ypres itself is an amazing place with very friendly people and shop owners. The market square is great to.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amm6996
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited to experience and pay respect for the Last Post to remember the fallen, An honour to have visited it. Last Post is at 8pm but get there early as its well attended every day by not just visitors but local also, Respect!

Date of experience: November 2018
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cherylbO3719RM
November 17, 2018|
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Response from Sharon K | Reviewed this property |
If you know the name and regiment it could still take a while but all the Australian battalions are together so that might be easier. There is a shelf below the column where his name is so you can leave a poppy there.
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Coral C
October 20, 2018|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
It's best to contact the Last Post Association to request this in advance.
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Julie K
Manchester, United Kingdom
Lille to Menin Gate (6 Replies)
Hi I am staying in Lille 8th and 9th August. I would like to go to Menin Gate memorial and stay for the last post. However, when I looked on Belgium railway for last train said it was now 19.38. Has the later one stopped running. Is there any other way I can do this trip without hiring a car. Any one do one day trips. My uncle is on that memorial so I really want to go. Help!
July 07, 2013|
Response fromPaulDuncan|
The last train with a connection back to Lille is at 20:39. You have to change at Kortrijk and you will arrive back in Lille at 21:50. This leaves just enough time to walk back to the station from the Menin Gate after the Last Post ceremony finishes - usually about 20:15. There is a later train from Ieper (21:40), but at Kortrijk the connection terminates at Mouscron, just on the Belgian side of the border. You would then have to find a taxi from Mouscron to the metro at Tourcoing,...More