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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  • An essential "must do" if you are here to learn about what happened here 100 years ago. A very detailed museum providing information on the battles fought, and life in the trenches. Finishes off with ...  read more »
  • One of the most beautiful museums in the "Flanders Fields" is located in Passchendale / Zonnebeecke, Belgium. The Museum strives to historical accuracy, as positions recreated in precise and trenches which convey an authentic impression of the unimaginable horror of the "great war" 14-18 in the European youth bled to death. Very impressive!
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  • The museum is set in beautiful grounds and is very interesting and informative. The recreation of the trenches and dugouts is a really good way to get a sense of life in the trenches during WW1, parti...  read more »
  • This was a great museum about the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. I would recommend this to anyone that is a history buff. The dugout that you walk through and the rebuilt trenches are worth the visit.
  • If you are interested in the history of WO I, this museum is actually more extensive than the Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres. Also shows trenches, one of the temporairy houses which where build ofter the war, the underground accomodations of the soldiers during the war, and much information.
  • Wonderful museum and well worth a visit. The trench experience is fantastic and makes you feel as if you are there. Well laid out and great facilities. One of the best museums on the salient by far.
  • Amazing museum, tunnnels and trenches are excellent
  • When visiting the Westhoek, the Ypres Salient, this is a must visit museum! Recently renovated and therefor leaving an amazing and beautiful, informative museum, ánd experience. I would recommend this as a first stop, the battle of Ypres is told very acurately, through a timeline telling all the different battles. Even better than the museum in Ypres.
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