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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

My great-grandfather, Frederick, was killed at Passchendaele so visiting this museum was a must for me.
I found it to be really informative and great value for money. You need to allow a good hour to see it all including the trench and dugout experiences. A number of the displays are interactive including one where you can smell simulations of the various types of gas used on the Western Front: [Chlorine, Phosgene and Mustard Gas].
Although I realise most people visiting Flanders have their own transport, the museum can be easily reached from Ypres by public transport [Bus 94, 2 euros E.W.] as well.
There are a number of nice little bars in the town too where you can have a drink or get a bite to eat.

Visited August 2013
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“A great addition to the area”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

My first visit to this great gem of a museum. The main museum in the old chateau contained lots of interesting artefacts that were well displayed and explained. The recreation of the tunnels and trenches gave a real insight into trench life; I especially found the elephant shelters interesting.
This museum is a must visit for those who want to understand and appreciate the war around Ypres.

Visited August 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“A great complement to the In Flanders Fields museum”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

While the In Flanders Fields museum in Ypres is the absolute top (and you should visit it first when coming to the region), this museum is a very nice complement. It illustrates many of the aspects that are touched on in the Ypres museum. Special attention for the Battle of Passchendaele (1917). The museum was recently completely redone and extended, all in preparation for the 2014-2018 events. The reconstructed trenches and the impressive dug-out, which are part of the visit, provide a great impression of the circumstances during the Great War.

Visited August 2013
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Deinze, Belgium
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“One of the most interesting museum of the westhoek!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

In this museum you get a realistic picture about what a it was for a soldier to live and fight in the trenches and dugouts.

Visited August 2013
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Xanthi, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

That Museum has 2 parts an indoor and an outdoor one. During your visit indoors you are able to take a close look to forces and people who fought there during WW1. The disappointing thing is that there are some disturbing noises coming from the wooden flor when museum is very crowded. The outdoors part gives you accurate images of trenches warfare. A very good proposal for a day visit. Note that during summer period WW1 time reconstructions are common there.

Visited July 2013
Thank Antonis P
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