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101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne

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Great little museum

I love these little museums and this is a classic. Full of fascinating moments from this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Great tribute

This small museum is a wonderful tribute to the soldiers of the 101st who held the line at Bastogne... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Avenue de la Gare 11, Bastogne 6600, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love these little museums and this is a classic. Full of fascinating moments from this extraordinary battle. Don’t miss the “bombing experience” in the basement - very atmospheric!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum is a wonderful tribute to the soldiers of the 101st who held the line at Bastogne at a crucial moment in WW2. The artefacts are mostly personal to those who fought, which makes it a more personal experience. Spread over three floors,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

With its all too realistic wax figures that couldn't look more human, original artifacts from the war, interesting information and the bomb shelter simulation, you really feel like you've stepped into a time machine. I would, however, advise that people take caution with the bomb...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

Now been there quite a lot of times and still love visiting it, my favorite being of course the shelter as you really have a pretty close idea what the civilians went thru when the Luftwaffe started bombing Bastogne As for the collection, focuses mainly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RodolpheP
Reviewed 21 December 2018

They show and tell the WWII Airborne story at Bastogne the best. A MUST see for anyone, even none WWII & Aiborne people! Great artificats, maps, bomb shelter- amazing place in historical setting. They are what a museum should be! You feel the Airborne &...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

Went to this museum not thinking it would be too much, but were very surprised at how wonderful it was. It was perhaps one of the best done in the area. The mannequins in the diarama were so very lifelike that I expected them to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank catherder1
Reviewed 25 November 2018

If you can visit only one museum in Bastogne, well, this is yours! The quality of the philological reenactment is absolute and the sorrounding experience of the bombardment in the basement is rather better than the Blitz Experience in the London Imperial War Museum! Last...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank emden2002
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

This museum has all original stuff and is packed with very realistic dioramas. Take caution with young children In the basement, there is a hospital exhibit and a close combat fighting exhibit that can be disturbing. I recommend going into the simulated bomb shelter. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jolig697
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Great place packed to the rafters with exhibits relating to the experiences of the 101st airborne during the battle of the bulge. This place has to be at the top of the list for anyone visiting Bastogne.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eddieprice13
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Although a small Museum I would say it one of the best I have ever been in both on this tour and also other WW2 trips I have been on. Great integrative Bombing Experience,

Date of experience: October 2018
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Barrett C
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Response from vminelli | Reviewed this property |
The museum it self is very small. But I took a day to see around so. There is a lot to see and visit.