In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres)

(4.4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice museum, nice views from the Tower, too bad you must pay extra for this and also the teacher's card does not provide any discount! old traditions are less to its fullest
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  • Outstanding displays with great interaction - it'll keep the kids busy for hours - this museum is one of the finest I have visited. Great value for money too. If you're in Ypres, you must visit! 
  • The changes made in the museum make it easier to view th exhibites and the film conveys the feelings of the time. 
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  • An essential visit if you are in Ypres. Buy your tickets on the ground floor and then the museum is located across the first floor of the Cloth Hall. If you have the slightest interest in World War 1 then this is a fascinating exhibition, with some cool displays and technology. There is a large book store and cafe on the ground floor so you can feel human again after your visit.
  • This museum sparked my interest in ww1.everything from the eerie organ playing in the back ground as you look at machines of death to the well done video accounts of people in ww1.my only wish is that the museum was longer which i believe there working on
  • Without a doubt one of the most moving expositions about WWI in the flanders. Interactive panels, movie re-enactments from diaries of civilians and soldies, items and photographs create a very sombering and humbling experience. A real must see.
  • Weirdest museum I have ever encountered very eerie music constantly and very dimly lit. It is informative but far too much reading to make it enjoyable. Wouldn't recommend for children due to amount of reading. I didn't enjoy it at all but can't score lower due to amount of information and exhibits available.
  • Good WW1 museum with focus on every aspect of the war including movies with soldier's testimonies how it was being on site. Highly recommended