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Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 63 73
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelspence2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was named Sanctuary Wood as it was a resting place for our Allies but there is a twist in the tale. We are so greatful to be able to visit these places and pay our respects.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Garda_garda_garda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stampartuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JEFFGORDONLancashire
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maggie W
Reviewed 15 January 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank douglassmall
Reviewed 19 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarkB4488
Reviewed 17 November 2018

This is an excellent site which truly gives you an impression of the trenches and conditions, which the soldiers had to endure. Very thought provoking and well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scotishtravelbug
Reviewed 15 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from 466Richard789466 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but on greatwar website the hours are 0900 to 1800. When we were there in late May it opened promptly at 0900.