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Review of Musee Somme 1916

Musee Somme 1916
Ranked #1 of 11 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.
Reviewed 16 August 2014

A unique location for a museum and one that works very well for its WW1 focus. Even my wife who said she didn't want to look at "a load of rusty old bits of iron" really enjoyed it! Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

You enter the museum through centuries old 10 metre deep 250 metre long tunnel. The walk along the tunnel is awsome, the displays are realistic and gives one a feeling of life in the trenches during WW1. There is a great collection of weapons, military equipment and personal souvenirs. The displays are well set out and signs are in several languages including English.
Highly recommended to those who have an interest in WW1, the shop is well stocked with souvenirs

Thank BrisbaneAussie_King
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

I very much enjoyed this experience. Lots of things to see and the tour is naturally flowing from entry to exit. It has a lot of examples of weapons, uniforms and at the conclusion leg you get a very light sample of what ti could have been like.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

It took me 2 1/2 hours to drive here from Calais - the main reason for my visit was to see my gt. grandfather's name on the memorial wall at Pozeires, which is about 15 minutes out of town on the D929. The museum is in the shadow of the giant rebuilt Basilica of Notre-Dame de Brebières (the church and whole town was completely flattened during WW1) and the museum is underground, taking over underground tunnels that were used as air-raid shelters in WW2. You enter near the church and come out in a different building a few hundreds yards away near the public gardens. There are toilets and a small gift shop with vending machines for drinks and ice creams available. The staff spoke good English. Credit/debit cards accepted. 6 euros per adult for entry. There is lots of trench artifacts from WW1 on display down here. Very good.

Thank mentalmickey15
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

I have already reviewed this Museum under the Musee de Somme heading so it may pay to also read that post.
it is in the centre of Albert and is definitely worth a visit and will take 2-3 hours.
You need to ensure that you visit this museum when you visit the Somme as it provides an excellent overview of what WW1 was about.
The entry charge is 5 Euros each however the cost is insignificant.

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