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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TripAdvisor
  • Went to Ypres for a day tour off a cruise ship and was glad that we did this visit to the Flanders Museum. Really well presented if rather eerily and through Interactive screens the story was told abo...  more »
  • One of the best museums I have ever visited. If you like history, especially WWI history, then you definitely should visit this museum, it has amazing videos and other nice stuff. You could stay there...  more »
  • The great war told by ordinary people, in an interactive and realistic way. Valuable text explanations going beyond the artefacts. If you want to fully visualise the movies, read the comments you'll n...  more »
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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