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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  • Very informative and thought-provoking. This lays out the chronology of the war. It rightly makes us reflect on the events and terrible impact of World War One. Take time to read each panel and listen...  more »
  • Museum was really well laid out and informative. Don’t forget to go up the bell tower for some fantastic views  more »
  • The Flanders Fields Museum contains a wealth of information and artefacts from WW1. The displays are well laid out and the use of the interactive wristbands to access information is very good and make...  more »
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  • Brilliant museum so much to see. My visit was marred as I have a dust allergy so I had to cut it short (not enough tissues) Otherwise this place would have got 5 stars. In the shop there are books in English too as well as other European books in the relevant languages. You can also keep the bracelet as a souvenir (not sure many people know that. Give the place a dusting once in a while please
  • Very informative. Clearly outlines WW1 from all perspectives as well as its immense horror. >100 years ago now, but lessons not to be forgotten. And, sadly it seems increasingly becoming more relevant again.
  • Very interesting museum to learn about the history of the war. Lots of details and information to really understand what happened. Beautiful view of the town from the roof top. Highly recommended.
  • Visiting from Australia. Very nostalgic for me as my great uncle died Flanders 23 Mar 1918 aged 21years. He was a Corporal in the Royal Field Artillery. Tragic waist of beautiful people no matter what nationality. Excellent memorial to those who sacrificed their lives.
  • (Detailed review below) Ambience - 5/5 Accessibility - 5/5 Cost - 5/5 Service - 5/5 Food - There’s a lovely dining area at the museum with indoor sitting areas as well as an outdoor sitting area in the courtyard. I didn’t have any food here so I have not factored it into my review. Just worth a mention that it looks great! Ambience - This is a really fantastic museum dedicated to the first world war. Obviously, a lot of the history is local and it certainly creates an honest, informative and sometimes scary narrative of the first world war and how it started and spread across the region/country/Europe. A lot of the history is presented in an interactive format; the videos certainly remind you that it’s not just words/numbers on documents but the histories are of real people. My favourite section was watching the dynamic map of Belgium with information and animation projected onto it to show where the various armies were located and how the war swept through the country. Very educational. Accessibility - Great accessibility. Lifts, ramps and toilets for wheelchair users. Cost - The entrance fee wasn’t too expensive and it’s certainly worth it for the quality of the exhibits and the museum. Definitely a must go! Tip - There are some enclosed sections that show some gruesome war photos. They are not clearly identified so if you don’t want your young kids to see them, just be mindful they are there. At the start of the museum (once you’ve purchased your tickets and gone through the turnstiles), you should spend time to register your wristband and there are exhibits that would show you specific information based on your country of origin. Service - Staff at the ticket counter and the museum shop were friendly and welcoming. In the museum itself, there are staff members walking around should you need any assistance or have any queries.
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