In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres)

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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. Before you head to Ieper (Ypres), plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ieper (Ypres) family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Ieper (Ypres) has to offer, including In Flanders Fields Museum.
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  • We went on a day trip here and was very disappointed as we weren't given enough time to see everything.From the outside it only looks a small place but inside is huge.You are given a poppy bracelet wh...  more »
  • So glad we were able to take our time and enjoy this wonderful museum. It's full of rich history from WWI. Very well laid out, organized and spacious. I didn't feel like I was crowding in on someone e...  more »
  • What a wonderful and brilliant museum although obviously the subject matter isnt. What we loved about this museum was the ways the exhibits were displayed and explained, not just lots of things in gla...  more »
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  • I thought the museum was fascinating and thought provoking. Paid the extra €2 to go to the bell tower, which was well worth the effort of the 230 odd steps to get up there. There is no lift so you have been warned. The view is great from there. If you time it right you can be in the bell tower when they chime.
  • A very somber place, but very moving. The technology used in the museum is very interesting and gives everyone a slightly different experience, also assures that there is information in your own language. I think some of the items for sale in the gift shop were of somewhat poor taste including the cat face fridge magnets.
  • This is one of the best museums we have ever been to. The history of WW I with focus on Flandern is very well presented. For my wife as a history teacher this was a great place. We spent 4 hours there to get through the content. For additional 2€ you can climb up the tower which gives you a beautiful view of there area of Ieper.
  • Visited two years ago on the advice of Rick Steves. I knew very little about WWI except that it was the 100th anniversary of the war. This museum uses technology in the very best ways to give the visitor an up close and personal experience. Quite breathtaking. Definitely worth your time to make a visit.
  • Fascinating museum. The focus is, however on the local population. There are lots of artifacts and fascinating insights.