Hooge Crater museum, Ieper (Ypres)

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4.5/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
Located near the Hooge Crater, Hooge Crater museum commemorates the battle that formed this artificial topography. First British troops blasted a German bastion with 1,700 kg (3,748 lbs) of dynamite, and then the Allied forces attacked the remaining German troops inside the crater. The chapel housing the museum was originally built to honor the battle's fallen soldiers, but later fell into disrepair. A family purchased the property and in 1993 restored the chapel as a privately managed museum. Browse the museum's collection including weaponry, mortar shells, rare uniforms, and supplies donated by individuals and families, as well as an archival film of soldiers at Hooge. An on-site cafe offers Flemish specialties; check out the collection of "trench art"--chiseled shell cases. Plan to visit Hooge Crater museum during your Ieper (Ypres) vacation using our convenient Ieper (Ypres) trip itinerary planner.
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  • I use this cafe whenever I bring clients to Ypres. I had arranged with Niek that I would bring 30 people in a coach on 8 October. The service was quick - such an efficient method of handing out ticket...  read more »
  • In an increasingly "Commercialised" battlefield area, it was pleasing to find that the Hooge Crater Museum had not been changed or made more "Trendy" since my previous visit in 2015. The preserved tre...  read more »
  • Well worth a visit, loads to see and read, strongly suggest you allow at least 2 hours to have half a chance of doing it justice. A short walk (200m's) away are trenches to walk through, for a just en...  read more »
  • A visit to this Museum and Cafe is a must to anyone visiting the Ypres Salient. Our Regimental Association trips to the salient are never complete without a visit here. The lunch, best to pre book for groups, is excellent value for money. Well done Niek Peter White QOB Association.
  • Excellent little museum, very well laid out. the little restaurant attached to Museum was very friendly and seemed to be excellent value for money.
  • Small but cosy.
  • I went to the Hooge Crater museum in 2012 because in Flanders Fields Museum was closed for refurbishmnet,it was well worth the trip,the museum was fascinating and the food in the cafe was very good,I had the best ham sandwich I've ever had anywhere.highly recommended
  • Very interesting museum with lots of stuff! Not too big, but very instructive!
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