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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hooge Crater museum

Hooge Crater museum
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Owner description: 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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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The museum is small but interesting and there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery of the same name across the road.

Visited September 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Very interesting collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

The collection and displays at the Museum Hooge Crate are well worth the stop on Menin road. A wide variety of uniforms, equipment, munitions and general WW1 material is quite good. The E10 entrance fee includes a sandwich and drink for lunch.

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“hooge crater museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

excellent museum well laid out many interesting artefacts that were found near by dioramas are well set out showing brittish and german dug outs nice cafe attached to museum well worth a visit

Visited September 2012
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Scunthorpe
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“Hooge museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Friendly & informative host. Incredible amout of war memorabilia crammed into the museum & finds right upto present ( British rifle found in 2011 ) Very nice cafe linked to the museum

Visited September 2012
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Wallingford, OXON
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“A must for anyone on a WW1 tour of Ypres”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

After our visit to In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres and the technologies used to present the horrors of war The Hooge Crater Museum was an excellent accompaniment. The quality of the exhibits is exceptional and displayed in a thoughtful manner. The ‘dioramas’ depicted personnel in various roles and presented a thoughtful insight to what equipment was used and how they were used. The displays are varied and of very high quality. After our visit we enjoyed a hot drink in the museum café. Overall, a great museum with high quality artefacts displayed in a very thoughtful manner. A must for anyone on a WW1 tour of Ypres.

Visited May 2012
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