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 into our Zonnebeke vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Zonnebeke.
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  • fantastic experience museum, catchy and very nice. Do this at your own pace and not with a guide.
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  • What an experience. You can here the experience of the dug-out and the trenches. One of the best museums in the region.
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  • Museum gives on one, sometimes interactive way, the madness of WW 1 again. Trenches half way through the museum. Certainly worth a visit.
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  • My last visit to these battlefields was just after 2000, and it's plain to see the improvements to the museums that the centenary commemorations have had. This museum stands out, but not because of it's authenticity. It stands out because by using full size replicas, you can imagine what it was like to be in a deep dug out, or to walk through the German or Allied trenches. The informational displays in the museum are also excellent, detailing uniforms, weapons and ammo, the experiences of the men who were actually there in video interview, a massive model and lightshow detailing the Battle of Passchendale......I cannot recommend enough that you visit this museum. Probably the best immersive museum of WW1 I've been to.
  • Very informative and interesting collection of pieces from the war. The staff especially the gentleman in the room with all of the shells were very helpful and informative. Great displays for children too to keep their interest. If you have mobility difficulties some areas may be hard to navigate.
  • The people of Belgium have really put a lot of effort and thought into the remembrance of the brave souls who fought for freedom on their behalf
  • Nice unique red museum. Like Swiss house .next to library and restaurant
  • Informative and interesting exhibition, experience reconstructed dug out and trenches