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Musee Somme 1916

Rue Anicet Godin, 80300 Albert, France
+33 3 22 75 16 17
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Ideal place to visit if the weather is bad as all underground. Most interesting exhibition with... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Barbara S
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely museum

Amazing place, would go back for another visit. Tunnels under the village. Not for people who are... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
alison a
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rue Anicet Godin, 80300 Albert, France
+33 3 22 75 16 17
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Ideal place to visit if the weather is bad as all underground. Most interesting exhibition with the addition of the tunnel and a short film in English and in French.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Amazing place, would go back for another visit. Tunnels under the village. Not for people who are disabled. Alot of items to see.

Thank alison a
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

War museums tend to be overwhelming to me and I usually avoid them as I suffer from PTSD. The military regardless of an age is not a walk in the sun. Here war on the Somme is stripped bare to the bone. It was a...More

Thank 4CRM
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This museum is great value for money. It has so many interesting items and details that have been gathered. The trench art display is lovely and the stories really illustrate how hard life was in the trenches. Some very poignant stories too.

Thank Bazrat92
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This museum, centred in Albert gives an excellent understanding of the Somme campaign of 1916. It is centred in the centre of Albert, next to the Basilica of the Golden Virgin. The exhibits are clearly labelled and the rroute takes one from Day1 of the...More

Thank 838walterd
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Excellent museum, plenty of information and artifacts on display. Excellent 3D short video shown.Haunting to see and read everything and especially walking through the part of the tunnel where there are sound effects. Well worth a visit and only a small entrance fee.

Thank Lolly2209
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Very informative! Good starting point before exploring WW1 sites of the Somme! My teenage son soaked up plenty of facts!

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The Somme museum has scenes set up to show what it would be like at that time, and cases upon cases of relics and weapons.

Thank Ollie B
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting underground museum. Will take about 1 hour including the 3D movie. Lovely park just outside the gift shop.

Thank TIC09
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We stumbled upon this Museum by chance as the entrance is next to the Basilica. We are very glad we did. It is set in tunnels under the town and the exhibits are very well presented with several tableaux giving an impression of the trenches...More

Thank Alexandra G
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Karen J
Are well behaved dogs allowed in ?
8 April 2017|
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Response from Somme M | Property representative |
Dear Karen, Animals are not allowed in the museum except in special cases. Ask to the hostess at the entrance. Hope to see you at the museum Kind regards
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Karen J
Are well behaved dogs allowed in ?
8 April 2017|
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Response from tomwO6177GV | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. This is an underground museum with a high throughput of coach parties and school groups.
Gordon W
group bookings, price and opening times in june
11 November 2016|
Response from Somme M |
We are open every days from 9am to 6pm. Groups rates are (10 peoples): - adults 5.50€ / with 1 adult free every 25 - students 3.40€ / with 1 adult free every 10 children... More
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