Hooge Crater museum, Ieper (Ypres)

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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've visited this museum and restaurant numerous times either guiding or privately. Each time i find something new and interesting in the museum which is very well laid out and full of fascinating ite...  more »
  • Right across the road from Hooge Crater cemetery (45 minute walk from Menin Gate). Well worth a visit, good museum, nice for a spoto of lunch or a welcom beer.  more »
  • Another must see site from the Great War. Lots of interesting facts and memorabilia. An excellent cafe next door.  more »
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  • Vast amount of artifacts. Cafe serves snacks and hot / cold drinks. Toilets inside but these can get busy if large groups are visiting. Seating inside and outside. Beautiful CWGC cemetery over the road. New restored trenches behind the museum as well.
  • Perfect deal. For 11€ you get the museum+soft drink+huge sandwich. The museum is old school (no computer crap) filled to the throat with relics from WW1. In addiyion, the place is filled with private collection level rare exhibits that I have never seen in quality or quantity in any WW1 war museum this far.
  • Amazing place fantastic collection of war memorabilia
  • Good Museum with good food available in house.
  • OMG we met Dan Snow