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Sanctuary Wood

Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 63 73
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“bomb craters” (18 reviews)
“barbed wire” (10 reviews)
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Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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+32 57 46 63 73
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"preserved trenches"
in 28 reviews
"bomb craters"
in 18 reviews
"barbed wire"
in 10 reviews
"tree stumps"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 40 reviews
"private collection"
in 18 reviews
"small museum"
in 20 reviews
"brought home"
in 7 reviews
"school trip"
in 8 reviews
"first world war"
in 12 reviews
"wellies"
in 31 reviews
"photos"
in 85 reviews
"boxes"
in 36 reviews
"hill"
in 89 reviews
"mud"
in 42 reviews
"viewers"
in 20 reviews
"soldiers"
in 66 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I cut myself and ruined a nice jumper but it was lit because people got lost in the muddy tunnel yay and there were cows.

Thank Sophie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name may suggest that this Wood was a sanctuary from the horrors of war, but it was just the opposite, it must have been hell on earth, for those who were there, The is a series of original trench’s and tunnels, which can only...More

Thank ERIC B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a memorable visit we just wandered around at our own pace, took in the views, and the pathways, we awe struck just looking around, taking in the area , these men and boys did not have a chance in life, RIP,

Thank Hilda W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the war ALL the trees had been destroyed. So difficult to imagine the bleakness The trenches have been preserved and also the tunnels. This is realyy worth visiting.

1  Thank CambridgeIan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sanctuary Wood and Hill 62 are well worth a visit. Trenches preserved in their original condition and more WWI artefacts in the museum and outside in the woods. You can spend a good two hours here. There's lots to see and explore. And when you've...More

1  Thank Ian B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of memorabilia trenches are interesting, but not key up well. It does let you get the feel of the mud of the times.

Thank Eddie W
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

You can still see the shattered stumps of the trees that were blasted to woodchips during the horrendous bombardments of WW 1. You can walk in the original trenches (you need Wellington Boots) and see a selection of the horrible trench mortars and barbed wire....More

Thank JonathanSuch2013
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

What can you say when you walk in the very steps of those amazing men who fought in that war. God bless them all.

1  Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Inside, there are a few items on display, but there is more to see than meets the eye. In the first room, there are numerous wooden 3D photograph viewers showing many scenes from the war. The three dimensional photographs make it all the more real...More

1  Thank ScrimperLeo
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This location is adjacent to a Canadian memorial and the Sanctuary Wood Commonwealth war grave cemetery, both of which are undoubtedly genuine. The Museum positioned between the two feels a lot less authentic. Some of the artefacts and stereoscopic photographs are undoubtedly real but the...More

Thank Bruce S
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pmw44
10 July 2017|
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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.
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