In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres)

Categories: Military Museums, History Museums, Museums
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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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  • People travelling through Ypres to trace the horrors of WW1 must visit this museum. It is exceptionally well organized and the many variables are well presented. Through the use of the admittance brac...  read more »
  • This museum is well laid-out and packs a lot of information in display cases, on signs as well as short videos - a good place to start before visiting the cemeteries and memorials in the surrounding c...  read more »
  • Nice interactive museum! Something for everyone! Nice use made of authentic materials, combined with digital media!
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  • In Flanders Fields Museum was a educational and impressive museum but the music and lighting was slightly off putting and the text was difficult to read because it was all in big chunks. The Museum has a wristband interactive zone for the displays which was impressive and clever and helped the experience. Perfect for school groups and easy to walk around. The café was warm and had plenty of options for both food and drinks however the shop was disappointing and only had boring books and dull stationary without any exciting things to buy.
  • A very well thought out exhibition of the events of the first world war in and around Ieper. Good mixture of modern displays methods and artefacts from the period.
  • Well organized and thoughtfully laid out with contemporary displays including videos as well as artefacts in context.
  • An amazing, sombre experience. For a bit of a break, halfway round you can climb the ~300 steps to the top of the clock tower.
  • Excellent WW1 museum. Modern layout. Engaging and moving. Enjoyed the view from the top of the tower too (€2 extra).
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