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“jam packed with artefacts from the Somme.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Musee Somme 1916

Musee Somme 1916
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Albert
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“jam packed with artefacts from the Somme.”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This museum is unusual because it's underground which adds to the atmosphere.
It has lots of interesting exhibits, the only downside is the stairs. We took my 84 year old father in law and he struggled to get down and up them at the beginning and end.

Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bishopton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Battlefield Tour”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Very humbling when you visit the museum that pays tribute to the "missing" soldiers of World War 1. Would recommend that we all should visit this museum and other monuments to show our appreciation that allow us to live as we do today at great cost to those who fell.

Visited July 2014
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Really good museum”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This underground museum tells the story of what things were like in the trenches during the First World War. Not expensive to get in,very informative and there is a souvenir shop at the end of the walk through where you can buy old relics from the Great War, last time I was here some years ago the shop was just an old tired add on but the new building is a great improvement. There is not much to see in Albert but this museum is not to missed.

Visited July 2014
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Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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“Best museum in the Battlefields”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

This is no understatement; believe me there are a LOT of museums scattered around the Battlefields but none are as good as this. Before i even entered the museum i was impressed with the grounds, a huge glistening lake surrounded by families and children laughing and soaking in the sun. When i went inside i was a little disappointed until i turned into the last room where i saw a staircase that led to an underground section. Eventually this led to a winding trench system that was really high; the museum as a whole was really good. Definitely visit here if you are ever in the Battlefields of WW1.

Visited April 2014
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Hampton, Middlesex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Museum created in the underground tunnels used as air raid shelters for the town. Interesting and informative and good value at 6 Euros per person

Visited July 2014
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