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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  • Absolutely incredible. So detailed and informative, but fascinating at the same time. Came here with some students as part of a school trip, but didn't have enough time to get around it all unfortunately. Will definitely be back soon to finish it off!
  • It is a MUST ....great museum, interactive , educational and thought provoking. Great for all ages. Cafe is good too. Fab apple tart ! Yum.
  • Nicely put together with good, balanced explanations. Possibly needs more on why the war ended. The wristband login system was a nice idea but they could make even more use of it. The visitors book takes ages to type anything into because the touchscreen isn't very sensitive. Not the museum's fault, but the school group that was there at the same time as us was allowed to run riot, which diminished our experience.
  • Excellent place. So much more than a museum. Interactive exhibits, film experiences, artifacts and much more. An archeological hall had just opened, fascinating.
  • What a wonderful experience! The telling of the story of WWI is done tremendously well here and I like the poppy bracelet that gives you some personal stories about those in the war.
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