Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke

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Housed inside the Zonnebeke mansion, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 pays homage to the half million people who fell in battle on this site in 1917. View the exhibits in the museum showcasing material findings from the Battle of Passchendaele, including uniforms, supplies, and weapons. Take a walk through the recreated trenches and shelter, and discover the personal stories of the men who fought there. There is also an exhibit on the history leading up to the battle and the battle's consequences. When you stand on the quiet battlefield, remember that it is the site of one of the greatest number of losses during World War I. This tragedy is commemorated with a work of art by Helen Pollock made of the clay from the battlefield and displayed in the museum. Purchase your self-guided tour tickets when you arrive at the museum, but book a guided tour by email at least four weeks in advance. Put Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Zonnebeke road trip app .
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  • went here with high hopes by the rave reviews but unfortunately remained on my hunger down ... it is little interactive, some things are even piece (ao right projector lamp in film space, ...) by the counterfeit trenches walking could also better be addressed by bv. figures, weapons, sound effects, ... I find the "In Flanders Fields" in Ieper than suits better! The temporarily open "dug out" was also but moderately ...
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  • An excellent way to spend a few hours! Very worthwhile & informative. Lots underground so not so good if at all bothered by claustrophobia or similar. Lovely park nearby & great way to while away a fe...  more »
  • Excellent background to the 3rd Battle of Ypres. Does not grab the emotions like a cemetery visit, and so felt a bit dry. Interesting video interviews with survivors of the battles. Really good repres...  more »
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  • I've always been interested in history and the world wars. But since I've been playing Battlefield 1 recently, that interest has grown even more. It's cool to see how these things look in real life, and then it hits you, this war was brutal. The Museum gives you an excellent look at the past and delivers on all areas. There are trenches and dugouts to walk through, plenty of uniforms and weapons and scattered between all that are some movies of survivors, most of which made my jaw drop. Epic place.
  • Brilliant exhibit and experience well worth the visit especially if you have children. The museum do a really good job of taking you through the WW1 journey and the relevance of the Flanders and Passchendale, Ypres etc. The experience of the dugouts and trenches is also great. The kids were really engaged which means this memory will stick. Best WW1 in the area even better than Flanders Fields in Ypres.
  • An outstanding experience. As a New Zealander I have great passion for our involvement at Passchendaele. The museum, the gardens, everything is so tastefully done, I feel honoured and privileged to have been here. If you are going during September & October, the Zonnebeke Church Dugout is an absolute MUST visit. It is open for 100 days from the 31st of August and will run close forever. At €6 it is a once in a lifetime experience....
  • The museum does a fantastic job preserving and sharing the history of WWI. It is a moving and thought-provoking museum. Highly recommend!
  • An excellent exhibit. Take your time. On site parking but have a back up plan for food as the restaurant was fully booked when we tried to get lunch there.

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