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Place to visit to experience what it would be like to spend time in a trench. Some craters remain as a reminder of how close the enemy came to destroying the trench. Place of reflection and Remembrance.
The cafe looks a bit shady and run-down when you go in, and 8 euros as you enter is quite overpriced. Theres no guide to the place, so you just follow your nose really. Some original picture viewers are the first thing you see, as...More
I have read some negative comments about standards in the museum etc and ok the place smelled strongly of tobacco and the staff weren't over attentive, but that's not why you go, is it?
The museum has a fabulous collection of artifacts and a really...More
As you enter the museum there are picture viewers with hundreds of photos that can be looked through - some are not for the squeamish. Get there out of season if you can and try and avoid the school parties - they can be quite...More
The trenches at Sanctuary Woods really bring home how terrible life in the trenches was. The brooding atmosphere coupled with the scarred landscape can’t fail to touch you.
The private museum has many artifacts and original 3D photographs which reaffirms the utter awfulness and waste...More
Took kids aged 9 and 10 to Sanctuary Wood. The museum is a mild diversion but the trenches are the real attraction, in the woods out the back. Shell holes in the woodland add to the scene and the links between main trench and OPs...More
This is somewhere you need to make your own mind up about. We visited as were staying in Ypres for the weekend. A cold autumn Sunday morning brought out the colours of the woodland, the dampness of the ground and the mud within. Made you...More
Visited Saturday 10th November which was a very busy but rainy day, atmospheric among the trees with views of the trenches. Exhibiltion and cafe limited space on busy day/poor weather. Large number of viewing machines showing photographs of the fighting front from the 1914-18 period....More