Plugstreet 14-18 Experience

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Plugstreet 14-18 Experience

Plugstreet 14-18 Experience
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Interpretation Centre “Plugstreet 11-18 experience” is situated close to the British Memorial in Ploegsteert. Covered with a natural carpet of greenery its semi-underground structure is topped by an elegant glass pyramid. The architectural design perfectly fits into a surrounding wooded area. “Plugstreet 14-18 experience” presents a scenographic space of some 400 sq. m. whose technological equipment aims at increasing interaction. The scenography not only brings to light the 14-18 conflict on an international scale and in a didactic manner, but also tells the visitor about its effects in the area of Comines-Warneton, which was devastated by four years of bloody fighting and deprivations. Particular attention is drawn to numerous photographs from private collections recounting how difficult it often was for civilians and armed forces to live together : Comines was a German garrison eastward ; Ploegsteert was in British hands westward and Warneton was literally cut by the front line.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Patricia G
Worcester, UK986 contributions
Excellent archive
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is an excellent archive from which to gain wide-ranging background knowledge of both military activities and civilian life during the terrible events around Ypres during the Great War. There is a film, maps, superb interactive screens with lots of rare photographic material and more information than its possible to digest in one visit. Modern technology comes into its own at this exhibition - and it's a great place to visit in inclement weather
Written February 24, 2020
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Dear PatriciaG147, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written March 1, 2020
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John G
England, UK46 contributions
Tremendous
Nov 2019 • Friends
This newish (2013) museum is definitely worth a visit if you're investigating the
Great War. The films and interactive displays give an excellent overview of the origins of the conflict and various aspects of the war.
Written November 3, 2019
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Dear TigerTyke, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written November 11, 2019
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Susan B
Ashford, UK9 contributions
A myst
Oct 2019 • Couples
A friend in Lessines recommended we visit ‘Plugstreet’.
We were not disappointed. The film and the interactive boards are full of facts and information. Visual clarification of events, timelines and the ebb and flow of the front line are a welcome insight for me.
The experience is uncluttered and yet is packed with information.
My Father served with the Worcestershire Regiment during the Great War. I have learned things from this exhibition and I am very grateful.
Written November 1, 2019
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Dear 628SusanB628, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written November 3, 2019
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stuzi
glasgow70 contributions
Unexpected Gem
Oct 2019 • Friends
While taking a break from our battlefield tour we decided to visit the experience. As we walked down we were unsure if it was open, however to our luck it was and we were not disappointed. This interactive experience really was first class. The battle map which details the movement of the front line was worth the admission fee alone. If you are in the area pop in. Well worth it!
Written October 30, 2019
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Dear Stuzi, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written October 30, 2019
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Cavan M
Trowbridge, UK56 contributions
Excellent interactive experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
By far the best explanation of what led up to WW1 how it started and how it progressed. Very good interactive displays.
Give yourself at least 2 to 2.5 hours to visit the exhibition and grounds.
Written September 21, 2019
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Dear cavan2014, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written October 5, 2019
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allabouteverywhere
Virginia19 contributions
An essential spot to visit.
Aug 2019 • Solo
Wonderful interactive museum. Mostly video, photo and animation based. It will give you a proper understanding of the reasons Ww1 was fought and how it unfolded.

I was greeted by a very friendly young woman who not only taught me how to get the most out of my visit but also what else to see near by including the Christmas Truce. Thanks again for a great visit ok that hot 35c day haha!
Written August 27, 2019
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Dear allabouteverywhere, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written October 5, 2019
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Ian B
192 contributions
Excellent experience
Jul 2019 • Friends
Had this on my list of places to see during my recent visit to Belgium.

A really well put together interactive and informative experience.

The introductory film gives one of the best renditions of what happened in the lead up to WWI and through to Armistice day.

The battlefield map with its story board and images is another excellent use of technology to provide information.

The interactive walls are amazing, with text, images and short videos complementing the many categories of information.

Finally, there are some 3D images which, if I'm honest, were a bit weird to look at but don't let that put you off.

The very knowledgeable member of staff gave us a good guide to the experience prior to entering which was also useful.

It is well worth spending time to visit. There are numerous walks and trails that can be followed but sadly we didn't have time to do that.

Well done.
Written July 11, 2019
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Dear ibo955i, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written July 12, 2019
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FMMSouthWales
Bridgend, UK219 contributions
Very well put together and informative
May 2019 • Couples
Well done, This experience has been put together to a very high standard and the staff are very friendly and well informed. The experience itself does not allow dogs but there is a seating area (under cover) in the entrance where you can wait with a dog in a cool and safe environment while others in the party can enter and view (and then you take your turn later), The exhibition does demand a certain level of IT user ability and perhaps a few more user aids for the more elderly visitors may be useful but we were there at a very quiet time and I am sure when busier there would be a leader to follow!

Unfortunately we were not fit enough to take full advantage of the walks which accompany the exhibition but had we been able to I am sure that we could have spend a good few hours there.
Written May 15, 2019
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Dear FMMSouthWales, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. For the comfort of visitors, we only accept dogs for people with visual impairments. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written May 16, 2019
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Red Ensign
Beechworth, Australia93 contributions
Well Done
Apr 2019 • Couples
Nicely done. Has a car park or entrance from main road.. we parked in car park only people there . Well set out and money well spent. Not huge . The staff on that day where lovely taking time to explain everything about the centre and where we could use the discount card for other 14-18 museums . Like the Australian and kiwi statues at the poppies.
Written May 10, 2019
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Dear Redensignoz, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written May 16, 2019
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Escape11913315396
Norwich, UK1 contribution
Pleasantly surprised
Apr 2019 • Couples
A very informative museum. The map and screen where brilliantly put together.
We also liked the cemeteries map.
Well worth a visit.
Written April 28, 2019
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Dear Escape11913315396, We thank you most sincerely for having visited the interpretation centre "Plugstreet 14-18 experience" and for taking the time to share your comments. We thank you for all this positive feedback concerning your visit. Your satisfaction is the best reward for our staff who invests every day to offer impeccable service. We thank you again for your comments and hope to welcome you again. Sincerely, Plugstreet 14-18 Team
Written May 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Plugstreet 14-18 Experience is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM