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“An emotional evocation of the Great War”

Musee de la Grande Guerre
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Small-Group WWI Day Trip from Paris: Aisne-Marne Battlefields, Belleau Wood and...
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Meaux
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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
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“An emotional evocation of the Great War”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Deceptively simple layout means that your visit requires much more time than initially expected. The exhibits are great and tell the story of life during the war for soldiers and civilians. The story is told in such a way that even non-french speakers can follow easily although the main features have English and German translations.

Visited March 2012
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“Great New WW1 Museum”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

An excellent museum covering The Great War with a huge amount of artefacts and information. Lots of written information and video clips illustrating not only the key events leading up to, during and after the war but also the everyday details of life in the trenches and on the front line. Most information is in French but useful amounts too in English and German. We did not use the audioguides but they were available. The museum had only just opened when we visited in December and there is clearly some work to complete outside on landscaping etc. Visually the building is striking with its cantilever chamber projecting out over the approach to the entrance. Although not overly busy when we were there the introduction section felt a bit cramped but once through this the main museum is open and easy to navigate. Could perhaps have done with a few more pointers on how to follow a "timeline" of the key events but this was not a major issue for us. Leave plenty of time for a visit, especially if you're more than casually interested in the subject, as there is a lot to see. We spent three hours there and could easily have taken longer although it's quite possible to scan around in an hour or so if you're pushed for time. You'll need to drive there or take a bus (plenty from Meaux centre) as it's outside the town. One minor issue which will probably be sorted out soon is that there was nowhere to get a drink or bite to eat on site (there was a small cafe kiosk which was not open yet). All in all very good place to learn about WW1.

Visited December 2011
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