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In Flanders Fields Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Ypres region was the backdrop to on of the bloodiest battles in history, 100 years ago. Now the last witness have died too, the In Flanders Fields Museum is more than ever the gateway to the First World War in Flanders. The In Flanders Fields Museum confronts the visitor with the consequences of the Great War. Old and young are faced with life and death in the Ypres front region. The exhibition with touching video projects, unique sound fragments and the most up-to-date multimedia applications immerse you in the life at the front. each visitor also receives a poppy bracelet that enables him/her to discover four personal stories of 'Joe Public' in the Great War. By logging in you can meet your peers in the war, a century ago.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is absolutely fantastic and well worth the money.
The displays are excellent and at times quite harrowing as the true atrocities of war are displayed. When visiting ensure that you give yourself enough time to be able to read the displays and watch the stories being told by all different people on small screens. For me hearing Silent Night in German, in the middle of June was haunting and watching the story of the four soldiers who stopped fighting for Christmas was heart wrenching. Entering the tall pyramid like structures, is not for children as there is actual photos of gassed bodies, murdered and tortured soldiers- not easy to forget to be honest, harrowing even!
An absolute must for an history fan.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously is going to reflect the horror of the war but the tall structures within contain quite distressing images of corpses, one naked and mutilated faces. These poor men. Not a sight I would want young children to see.

The wristband to activate reading material is a bit of a superfluous gimmick but I suppose with the volume of information presenting all in the same format may not be as engaging. Having information and translation next to each object in the cabinets would have been more useful. Many not labelled.

A dark and poignant museum with perhaps unnecessarily modern and convoluted ways of presenting information.

The Belfry is very high and a bit scary!

1  Thank Fitti85
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

This museum doesn't just provide you with the facts and figures of WWI, it shows you the faces behind the war. Yes the displays are well presented and the collection is extensive including weapons, uniforms and the provisions carried by soldiers but one of the most moving things for me was the, seemingly, endless list of names of people who died on the date of my visit. After this experience, you tend to look at the faces in the photographs differently and you hope that they survived. This museum honours and dignifies all involved in the war.

Thank Macro44
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited as a couple. Lots of great exhibits, interactive slant. Stories recorded from allied troops. Great Belfry climb, not for feint hearted. Allow 2 or 3 hours. Avoid school groups. Wear stout shoes for Belfry climb. Have a coffee in the museum cafe.
Reasonably priced and very informative museum.

Thank Lala L
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Housed in the fabulous Cloth hall in the centre of Ypres...rebuilt after the war. The collection is very well presented,informative and also interactive. Amazing to see so many clips of actual war footage. Really gives you an insight into every stage of those horrific four years. A good starting point if you are touring the area.

Thank mandy c
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