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Menin Gate Memorial

Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 23 92 20
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Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer on 24 July 1927. Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
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Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 23 92 20
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early or you will not be able see past the crowds. The last post tribute starts at 8.00pm so try to arrive by 7.15pm.

Thank earnestSurrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't manage to witness the Last Post, which takes place here every evening, but the memorial itself takes your breath away - there are so many names in one place... There are currently many small poppies with messages to one side that add to...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very impressive structure dedicated to the fallen. A really somber experience at 20:00 every night thanks to the local fire brigade.

Thank riabinraider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both by day and by night this is a very special place with time to reflect on those that gave their all. We attended 3 Last Post Ceremonies and each one was very thought provoking, the poppies out side in the grounds bring the reality...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a party of 50 people all ex army and where on a trip to this site for the last post and to lay a wreath to the fallen of W.W.1

Thank frankbootle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice and picturesque WWI memorial built to honor those who gave their lives in the battles around the little town of Ypres. Beautiful and haunting at the same time. Every night at 8 pm they do a small ceremony inder the gate. I...More

Thank hsmithjr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If it is your first and likely only time seeing the “last post” - get there early, about 6pm. You can take some time to look at the names and still get a great view. There service itself is of no fixed length as there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A piece of history we all should know and not forget. A recommended visit for all generations to come and see

Thank Sondonduo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very moving ceremony, giving a very humbling experience, great visuals of the monument itself, def recommend

Thank AdamM422
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So moving.... huge memorial set in the city walls... over 55,000 names of the missing etched into the walls. Do not miss the Last Post ceremony.

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Alexander R
28 June 2017|
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Response from spencersgran | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course no problems.Sorry I took so long to reply x
Pamela M
5 May 2015|
Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
ay be worth contacting the Royal British Legion in Maidstone,
1 March 2015|
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Response from Ian P | Reviewed this property |
No fee for the Menin Gate. It is not considered a 'Tourist' attraction by the people of Ypres. If you are driving parking in the Grand Square near the Cloth Hall is free from 18.00 onwards, plus if you arrive a little... More