Bastogne War Museum, Bastogne

4.6
#1 of 159 in Museums in Wallonia
Gain a better understanding of World War II in Belgium at Bastogne War Museum, where artifacts are laid out like artwork in large galleries. A modern building houses the remnants of battles, such as weapons and uniforms, as well as photos and documents. Other displays recreate areas where battles, press conferences, speeches, and even espionage took place. These theatrical spaces include lighting and sound, helping to immerse you in the history. Multimedia film and mixed audio that reconstructs that sounds of war bring the stories to life. The attraction is next to the Mardasson Memorial, so consider stopping there as part of your tour of the area. Buy tickets when you arrive and take your time with each exhibit; the musuem is rarely crowded. A visit to Bastogne War Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bastogne vacation maker app to plot your vacation.
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  • What a fun experience! Really a must for young and old! The visit was at no time boring. Much that we could see the war from different points of view really a must if you're in the area
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  • This museum took all day. The walking audio tour is a little slow but they have an amazing story to tell. They also have amazing World War II relics. Our family found all of it very educational and en...  more »
  • Super Museum to the educational times and suitable for families with children. The emotion is the appointment when we take the trouble to look at the many comments distilled through a sometimes capricious audioguide. 3 sessions "video-movies" are also very telling and very explanatory. Very nice infrastructure, not to be missed under any circumstances!
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  • Highly recommended! Lots of information, cool museum pieces (tanks, guns, clothing, ...). The movies/animated scenes in between are very much worth your time. The mixing of the collective history of this part of WWII with personal stories makes it accessible. A decent visit will take between 2 and 3 hours.
  • We had the chance to visit a war museum that is presenting the hole story of what the war meant in a completely different way. The price of the ticket is a little bit higher (14euro /adult) than for other museums but I think it worths it. The restaurant has delicious options to choose from but expensive. At the shop museum you have a nice variety of souvenirs to choose from, especially books in French, Dutch, German and English. A very nice experience overall!
  • Well worth the price of admission. Museum films are usually cheesy, but this museum and its films were very well done. I definitely recommend the cafe at the end of the museum as well. Some of the best Belgian beer that I've ever had, and quite a bit of good food as well!
  • Make sure to allow for some time here, there is a lot! Additionally, the exposition has some immersive viewings that take some time and might have you wait a while as well. I found the information deeply interesting, but the narrative with the different characters a bit too much. Especially towards the end.
  • One of the best and most well-organized museums I have encountered. When I first received the audio kit I was a bit reserved, but it worked excellent with the English audio. Besides the audio-kit, all displays and material are shown in english, french and dutch. The path around the museum takes you from the post-1st WW effects that fueled WW2, and the audio trails provides additional insights and background information that links to the chronically and beautiful displays. During several cinematic galleries, the use of high quality 3D and purpose-built scenes with narrated videos further adds a naturally and well-designed experience to the static displays. I highly recommend this museum, and this great infotainment experience should appeal to everyone across all ages and interests.
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