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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  • Thus place is amazing. Cost 10.50 euro each and is well worth a visit. Take the audio through the house. Very interesting and informative. Tour takes you through the museum down into a reconstruction ...  more »
  • It's easy to spend most of the day here. The dug outs and trenches give a real feel of how it might have felt one hundred years ago and the conditions the men had to live in. Many exhibits of uniforms...  more »
  • A very telling history of trench warfare and the military development of ww1. excellent dugout and trench reproductions to give a glimpse of what it might have been like. very easy not to "get it" wit...  more »
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  • One of the most complete and detailed museums that I have visited in my life. You can spend a lot of time, chronologically following the stories of the battles that took place in the area, studying the machinery and weaponry, and walking through the battlegrounds and replica trenches that have been painstakingly recreated and preserved. It is a very sobering experience and the museum does a great job respecting the lives and stories of those that died fighting in the area. It was an incredible experience, worthy of a visit if you are in Belgium.
  • This is one of the finest museums I have ever had the privilege of visiting. This is a must. Set in a beautiful location and spectacular grounds and memorial gardens. Excellent walks for all levels of ability. You will be amazed at the displays in this museum and is very interesting for all age groups. There are many attractions along with the museum including a walk through an underground bunker and trenches.
  • Great experience. You walk through the main house room to room so can be difficult to see if tour groups are stopping to talk. Well worth a visit. Really opens your eyes to the horrors of war. Try to visit in a quite time and take your time.
  • One of the best museums dedicated to WW1 that I've been to. Highly recommend a visit, there is so much to see. Give yourself plenty of time to get round and look at everything. The tour takes about an hour and a half if you move quickly. The audio-guided tour can take longer if you stop to appreciate the exhibits on display.
  • 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.

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