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Hooge Crater museum

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Address: Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 57 46 84 46
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Full scale reconstructions of war scenes, an extended collection of...

Full scale reconstructions of war scenes, an extended collection of weapons, war equipment and photos make this museum to a true must-see!The chapel, in which the museum is located, dates back from the early twenties. This chapel was built directly across the Hooge Crater cemetery in memory of the many fallen soldiers on the battle fields of ‘Hooge’ over a period of 4 years. Rare military clothing of the troops, that where fighting in the ‘Ypres Salient’ (Ieperboog) are exposed in glass displays. Also you can see some full scale scenes of the Great War battle fields, very authentically reproduced. The theme of the scenes is very divers: German bunkers, British trenches and full scale horses with cavalry troops on their backs.

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Top class museum and cafe

Great museum packed with interesting items and displays. Good place to eat lunch if touring good food and attentive and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Ennis, Ireland
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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great museum packed with interesting items and displays. Good place to eat lunch if touring good food and attentive and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit whilst touring the Salient. If you are a coach ring ahead and Niek and the team will prepare lunch for you. With the combined ticket the museum is very good as well. The illuminated map helps to explain the ebb and flow of the FWW in the area.

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've been visiting the Ypres Salient battlefields for several years and always take the time to visit this small private museum. There is always something new to see as they change their exhibitions on a regular basis. Buy the duel ticket which gets you a light lunch with a drink and entry into the museum, it's excellent value. Something to... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is ideal for a quick snack lunch with very friendly and helpful staff and excellent beer! The attached museum is well worth a visit, well presented and quick to get round. As a guide, I think it is cheapskate to keep putting clients into museums when they should be on the ground with me; however this museum is worth... More 

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Halifax, Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A truly amazing museum, they seem to have managed to collect all the WW1 surplus. Best military museum for artefacts I have been to

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stopped for lunch and went and had a walk outside and found ourselves looking around the old crater dating from one of the mine explosions of the Great War. Can be busy and a bit of tension between the hotel and museum. But we liked the way reliques had been left littered about as a reminder of the war

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Small, good value for money, full of history loved it. Also stayed at the hooge hotel in the. We building they have got it was fantastic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I think it is amazing that this is a personal collection built up over the years. The place is packed with artefacts. The film is interesting. After the slickness and computer generated exhibits of the Flanders Field museum I thought this so refreshing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There is a nice cafe opposite. It's a place of remembrance of ypre it's a must see place. There is also the museum next door really interesting

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped after visiting Polygon Wood and driving back to Ypres. It was a very a very good stop the entry fee including a drink and a very substantial sandwich was around 13 Euro. After eating we toured the attached museum which had a lot of WW1 artifacts that were very interesting. Well worth a visit.

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