Musee Somme 1916
Musee Somme 1916
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Situated at the Heart of the Battle of the Somme (1914/1918), the Somme 1916 Museum of ALBERT traces the lives of soldiers in the trenches during the Franco-British offensive in 1916. At 10 meters below ground and 250 meters in length, you will discover realistic and grasping scenes of the daily lives of our soldiers. Mannequins are brought to life through twelve realistic scenes transporting you to the past. Time passes but the memory remains. The museum is translated into 4 languages using panels (French-English-Dutch–German), and can also be guided by one of our guides in any of these languages.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Strozzapreti
Cambridge, UK231 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a very unusual location for a museum, as most of it is contained in an underground tunnel. The staff are friendly, and the exhibition information is very comprehensive in both French and English.
Personally, the exhibits were too overwhelming for me as they concentrated on the gruesome weapons of the Great War. Too be expected, probably, but it is unrelenting.
The gift shop at the end of the museum (which you have to go through one way only) has a very wide range of souvenirs, from the usual snacks, fridge magnets, and books to...actual kit recovered from the regions' battlefields. Yes, you can buy the medals, uniform buttons, lighters, compasses, binoculars, helmets of the men who fought so bravely a century ago. I did not like this at all! Show these items, but it is wrong to sell them to individuals.
Written 24 May 2024
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Me_n_my_rucksack
Yorkshire, UK6,213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The museum is different insofar as its housed in a network of tunnels which once served as air raid shelters (I dont think they played any role in WW1 but they are very atmospheric).

There are a plethora of displays of everything from weaponry, medical equipment, uniforms, mockups of trenches and bunkers - a vast amount of information and artifacts on display. The setting in the tunnel adds a huge amount to the ambiance of the exhibits, particularly where mockups of trench scenarios are concerned.

As the displays are virtually all inside, and space is limited, there are no "huge" artillery pieces or tanks but the vast number of exhibits of a soldiers everyday life in the trenches more than compensates.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed this museum and highly reccomend.
Written 3 March 2024
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EmLiesel
Birmingham, UK227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Excellent museum. Really cool that it set in the tunnels under the town. The set up of the museum is really good as it varies between information boards, items, scenes set up and I think caters well to all visitors. Not the first museum to come up in a search but well worth a visit and one of the good ones we visited while in France
Written 17 December 2023
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Lindsey S
United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This is a fabulous place to visit. Incredibly informative and interesting. Plenty for children to do - three teenagers really enjoyed it. The fact it is housed in a tunnel and gives the history of thjs is also fascinating. Well worth a visit
Written 20 October 2023
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Nelson Wallace
Boddam, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very interesting and so many artifact's, almost too many. Very informative and good learning experience.
Some say the place is dated, but we thought it bought into the age and stage of it's beginnings.
Written 4 October 2023
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KarenBek
Aarhus, Denmark143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We came here on a rainy day and I didn't know what to expect. It's a lot of WW1 memorabilia - everything from uniforms to guns, photographs, newspaper clips and much more. I found it well organised - you walk through an old tunnel that is likely to have been used during the war (although it was not constructed then). Focus is on the experience of war rather than glorification or justification.
You come out in a different street - that was kind of fun. We both liked this place.
Written 24 August 2023
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Blamelessfawn
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very interesting museum. Lots to look at, and the displays are interesting, even for kids. Beautiful gardens too, in a nice little village. Recommend.
Written 21 August 2023
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Kevin P
Waihi Beach, New Zealand471 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This museum was put together more than 30y ago (1991). Back then it probably looked pretty good, now it just looks a bit tired.

Has a nice collection of stuff, and models of trench conditions. But no real story of what was going on with the battle. Why were the losses so high? Was was so little ground gained?

For a much more comprehensive story along with updated visual effects I recommend you go to the Battle of Verdun Museum about 100km south.
Written 20 July 2023
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thedemandingguest
Jersey, UK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Excellent museum showing great decorum and respect not glorification of war but focussing on the experience of the soldiers who fought
Written 15 July 2023
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Malcolm K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Unusual underground passages host the displays - and emerge in gardens the other side of town!
School trips can cause a bit of a delay, but well worth a visit for the novelty of the venue.
Written 15 July 2023
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