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.
Create an itinerary including In Flanders Fields Museum
map
In Flanders Fields Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,605 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • We spent about 3.5 hours here - a lot to see and take in. When you first go in, scan your wristband and fill your name etc in. Then when you scan again where you see the symbol you'll get information ...  more »
  • Visited this museum in the centre of Ypres on a recent trip. It cost 9 euro with a 2 euro option for access to the tower section. If you visit Ypres this is a must as it is hugely informative. The mus...  more »
  • Excellent museum in centre of Ypres. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours there! Lots to see & do & very interesting!  more »
Google
  • Excellent museum. Well laid out and thought provoking and good value for money. Worth paying the €2 extra to climb the tower for great views of Ypres and the surrounding area. Also received an excellent book on Total war in Flanders with our ticker f.o.c. Museum also has excellent locker facilities (useful for us as we were cycle touring and had 4 heavy pannier bags between two of us). Staff very friendly.
  • A great place to visit and full of history, which should never ever be forgotten. Everyone logs in when you arrive and you are then catered to your home language. My children also found this very interesting at ages 12, 13 and 18, and could place the history and meanings of this war. We also visited Flanders fields and cemeteries and also menin gate for the last post at 8pm, which was very emotional.
  • Great museum in an interesting little town. Can pay €2 extra to climb the tower for a great view over Ypres, over 200 steep steps so not suitable for all but worth it if possible. Free lockers available.
  • A great exhibition with interactive videos, you can easily spend a few hours in here. Some of the video presentations are excellent, different nationalities telling their own stories. Well worth visiting when in Ypres.
  • Very well laid out museum. Some slightly interactive displays. Definitely worth a visit if you want to know this important history of WWI.

Plan your trip to Ieper (Ypres)

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ieper (Ypres)

As a small town, Ieper provides most of its accommodations in the city center within walking distance from the central train station and the main tourist attractions. You'll find mostly mid-range hotels nestled in the historical center, which is contained by a ring of canals snaking their way around the city's core. With only a modest array of choices, the majority of places to stay are small mid-range hotels or bed and breakfasts.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Ieper (Ypres) by other users

5 days in Ieper (Ypres) BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Belgium & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Belgium, France & London BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Germany, Belgium & Prague BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Ieper (Ypres) & Amiens BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Ieper (Ypres) & Ghent BY A USER FROM MALTA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Ieper (Ypres) BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans