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Reviewed 7 May 2019

Hard to imagine that nothing remained. The sheer brutality. The destruction. Their pain on both sides.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AJJP1
Reviewed 5 January 2019

My partner and I visited Messines (Mesen) because of its connection to New Zealand from when the NZ Troops took back the city during WW1. As a New Zealander I felt it was important to pay my respects here. In the main square there is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I stayed three nights here and walked in every direction right through to Ploegsteert and back via the site of Christmas truce.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phil C
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We visited this small but really interesting museum as part of a three day Battlefields tour. The main feature is a display of two sets of photographs, showing the town before and then after WW1. There's also a great Old Bill cartoon drawn by the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Visited the peace park (Irish tower) there are some very emotive and humbling words recorded. The view here gives you a real sense of just how a few extra meters in height opens up the defensive positions. The nearby cemetery is also worth visiting as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Paul P
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Situated in West Flanders picturesque Mesen is a great little place to spend a few hours visiting not only the center but also the nearby attractions. Behind the Christmas Truce sculpture in the square is a free museum,small but informative,a play park for the children...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Stopped in this charming little town that is steeped in WW1 history. On a wonderful sunny Belgian day its hard to believe the devastation that once took place here. We visited the free museum which, although small, has useful information for visitors so it is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Johnsvote
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We discovered this by mistake and was delighted to find a toilet alongside. This is supposed to be the smallest town in Belgium, so we were really impressed that they had this museum open to all. There are many interesting items on display and it...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stopped here at the Messines centre on a WW1 Leger walking tour. I can't find any reviews so I am hoping this is correct. Only a small centre but has lots of info & toilets! Not always easy to find when you are out...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Wendy H
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