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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
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
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
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
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
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
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