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Hooge Crater museum

Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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An unexpected surprise.

The museum is tucked away just inside the Hooge Crater cafe, the artifacts on display are well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Helps put it in to perspective

Very interesting and worth doing the walk around the woods to visualise the battleground. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kent, United Kingdom
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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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Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is tucked away just inside the Hooge Crater cafe, the artifacts on display are well worth the visit as are the sandwiches in the Cafe.

Thank cornishman1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and worth doing the walk around the woods to visualise the battleground. The crater is now a beautiful pond and has been kept lovely. the trench layout is worth a walk through to try and visualise what happened here. would recommend a visit

Thank WoodKent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited this museum and restaurant numerous times either guiding or privately. Each time i find something new and interesting in the museum which is very well laid out and full of fascinating items. The food and drink are great and the toilets clean! There...More

Thank Busababe4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right across the road from Hooge Crater cemetery (45 minute walk from Menin Gate). Well worth a visit, good museum, nice for a spoto of lunch or a welcom beer.

Thank Ed H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another must see site from the Great War. Lots of interesting facts and memorabilia. An excellent cafe next door.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here while driving around the battlefields and cemeteries. It was a very hot day and sitting in the shade having lunch and a drink was very pleasant with nice service too. I had read about the privately owned museum attached to the cafe...More

Thank BubblyJubbly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on Quasimodo Fields of Flanders tour, nice lunch but museum was superb. Great displays and replica trenches were very goid

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here as part of a coach tour of the WW1 Battlefields. Lunch in the cafe was excellent and the whole complex is fascinating. There is so much to see, that you need a long time to get through it all. This is...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing collection of World War 1 memorabilia. Well laid out, informative. Recommend it. Great place to have a drink, or meal afterwards too.

Thank mjc39
Niek B, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear, Thanks for you nice review about our private museum. These messages are so important for us to keep up the good work! Always welcome, Many greetings, Niek & Ilse owners Hooge Crater museum

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a stop for our World War 1 memorial tour and it did not disappoint. Following a memorial dedication nearby with the regiment we came here for a breakfast and museum tour. The facilities handled our group of about 65 people without issue which...More

Thank SomedayTrips
Niek B, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear SomedayTrips, Thank you for your nice words about our museum and café! It was a pleasure to have your group here at Hooge Crater. Always welcome, and we looking forward to meet up again! Kind regards, Niek & Ilse owners Hooge Crater museum

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Gavin W
Is there any information about the cemetery across the road available in the museum or the cafe?
5 July 2016|
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Response from Sharyn T | Reviewed this property |
There is an inventory of all buried in the cemetery which tells you where the soldiers are buried it gives you a row and number of the person you will be looking for it is usually kept in a brass box on a wall
Hi Friends and i are visiting this area in June and are potentially interested in visiting. Can anyone advise: A. how long is a sensible amount of time that would need to be spent here? B. Anything we should be aware about of visiting in June e.g. closures. C. What the opening/closing days/times are? many thanks!
15 March 2015|
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Response from Gordon2112 | Reviewed this property |
The museum & cafe is closed on Mondays I believe.