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“Interesting museum!”

Hooge Crater museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was my first visit to this museum, and it was only a quick visit. I did not use the cafe due to lack of time - it looked very appealing though and I must allow more time in future visits!

The museum is well laid out and has many interesting exhibits and displays. The original trench duckboards under the floor give an eerie feeling of treading in the footsteps of the Tommies. The displays are a good mix of hardware and personal items, giving a good overview of the equipment in use and the lives of the people using it.

I hope to make a more comprehensive visit in the future!

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have visited this museum twice in 18 months and the displays have changed, increased and remained clean and tidy. The whole experience is a pleasant one, with interesting scenes, photo histories of how artifacts were discovered and a series of exhibits in 'proper' scenarios with good attention to detail and appropriate mannequins and models (so unlike the Sanctuary Wood Museum). The entry price is very reasonable 4.50 Euros and the new displays vibrant and meaningful with good explanations. The display of the variety of rifles, shells and fuses is mind-boggling.

While you are about it, pop over the road to the Hooge crater cemetery and then up the road (same side as the museum) to Hooge chateau where you can see a network of trenches and bunkers 1 Euro donation.

Very respectfully done. Thank You.

Thank BonViveur67
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Just a short hop from Hill 62 finds this this great little private museum with a very reasonable admission price yet full of wonderful artefacts that one could spend a long time looking at.Attached to a very good tea room / restaurant this is another must see.

Thank annbar
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Well worth stopping off and visiting this great museum. Good value. Lots of exhibits and information. Nice cafe and clean toilets. Worth crossing the road to the war cemetery which is surprisingly big.
Also, visit mine crater at hotel 100 yards along road along with some trenches and bunkers. Donations welcome.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Good little museum here (much better than the Sanctuary Wood Museum!!) ... An adult ticket is €4.50 I believe ....cheaper for students and children.

Some of the previous reviews say that there is so much to see, which is partially true in my opinion - Yes, there is a lot to see, but I think you can comfortably see everything on offer within 60-90 minutes. There are a lot of original artefacts on display but most of these have no descriptions, so they are for viewing pleasure only.

There is also a cafe/restaurant on site....

My advice....if you have time to kill, and if its a good day. take a leisurely 45-60minute walk from Menin gate in Ypres, to museum hooge crater. There are a few places to stop off on the way and it is pretty much a straight road.

Thank 2shots3089
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