In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres)

Delve into the history of World War I and the fighting that took place in Belgium at In Flanders Fields Museum. Named for the famous poem "In Flanders Fields" by Canadian soldier John McCrae, the museum aims to bring the human experience of war to the forefront. The museum is on the second floor of the Cloth Hall, a building that was fittingly destroyed during the war and has been reconstructed. When you arrive, you'll receive a poppy bracelet loaded with four personal stories to guide you through the museum and give a face to the war. Through these individual accounts of life during war, personal items such as diary passages and historical narrative, you'll have the opportunity to see the war as a human experience. Using our online itinerary creator, Ieper (Ypres) attractions like In Flanders Fields Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A beautiful building housing an incredibly interesting museum. Steeped in history. Walk round the museum with an audio guide. Walk up the stairs to the belfry tower for an amazing view of ypres. 9 eur...  more »
  • The fixed portion of the museum does a man again look at this horrible facts out there when happened
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  • Already learned a lot and visited around the first world war but the testimonials they played came best hard to here. Wonderful exhibition.
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  • This is a very well done Museum that is continuing to expand both in its coverage of the World War and of the town of e / on its own. It shows the extensive history during World War One of the area as well as how devastated the town was by the war. Being able to experience this as well as climb the Bell Tower which is part of the building is quite impressive the tower shows a great deal of the area and enables you to put together a lot of the sites that you would visit if you're on a tour or just visiting in general with interest on World War 1 sites in the area
  • I cannot commend this museum enough- full to the brim of rich history and informative holographic messages. We spent 2 hours hear but easily could have spent longer, it was incredible to be in the same place as those who fought the war so many years ago. The cemetery for the soldiers was also just a short drive away, and made for a powerful visit after seeing the exhibits at this museum
  • Brilliant museum and very moving. Give yourself time to really experience the exhibits. Not to be rushed
  • Great information. Good for reflecting on the WW1 conflict. Not special needs friendly. The staff followed us and told the pupils off alot. Quite intimidating for people with autism.
  • Fascinating exhibit, excellent museum. Authentic artefacts and militaria from the battlefield. Educational and engaging. Personal tales keep it interesting. Essential, IMO.
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