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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  • August 30, 2018 - As part of a day trip from Brussels, we stopped for an hour at the Flanders Fields Museum. The Museum could easily consume a whole day of your time. But, we were able to absorb many ...  more »
  • This is a great place to get a real feel for what happened during the war in and around Ypres. The audio guide was done extremely well and was very informative. I will return. Also checked out the gif...  more »
  • The museum, which is huge, tells the whole sorry story of WWI in Flanders from 1914 to 1918. It uses every modern trick in the museum armoury to keep you thoroughly engaged: video, dioramas, 'hologram...  more »
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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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