Bastogne War Museum, Bastogne

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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. Take a look at our Bastogne itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Bastogne War Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very well done museum experience. Many artifacts and 3 very well done film presentations about the war and what led up to it. The museum provides an audio tour which tell about the war from 4 perspect...  more »
  • The museum is interesting and has a large collection of items and stories. It is a big museum and a lot to see and hear. Everyone gets headphones and can listen to different stories along the way. Thi...  more »
  • Museum to visit, it vs explain the history of the world since the end of the 1st war. Interesting audio-guided tour with 4 people.
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  • The Bastogne War Museum is a modern memorial. There are interactive exhibitions which outline the context of the causes, events and consequences of the Second World War but through the prism of the Battle of the Bulge. Very informative as well as enjoyable. The story of the Battle of the Bulge is told through the experience of four diverse individuals who lived through it in an interactive exhibit. There is an audio tour and three films plus numerous exhibits. Easily spend a day here. The staff are helpful and friendly.
  • Probably one of the best museum I've ever been to. It tells the story of the area by following 4 individuals (American soldier, German soldier, Belgian kid, Belgian teacher) and uses unique and different multimedia tools. Highly recommend. If you're within 2 hours and even mildly interested in World War 2 you have to check it out.
  • Nice museum that tells the story of a town under siege. It was interesting to learn about Belgium during the war. There are some nice shows / movies that give an impression about life during the siege. The most impressing part is the shot-out sherman tank.
  • Fantastic displays with great video presentations along the tour. The memorial is respectful and honoring to those who served. Thank for preserving their memories with your tribute.
  • The best war museum I have ever been to! No fancy high tech, but 3 nice theme-based movies and 4 main character-based stories line made the history live! Impressive!

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