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Following My Great Uncle

Poperinge was a town known to the Welsh Regiments as they fought in the trenches on Flanders... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Huw E
Fascinating place in WW1 history

It is fascinating to hear how this house provided a degree of normality and pastoral care for... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Neil C
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All reviews cup of tea front line top floor well worth a visit concert hall steep stairs first world war r r mans club very special place lovely garden excellent museum lovely touch flanders fields cakes no alcohol an oasis of peace
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

On entering the museum you will receive a Tablet PC with a digital compass that pleasantly moves in the appropriate direction to where you walk so you can determine exactly where you are in the museum. On the first floor there’s a film running in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Poperinge was a town known to the Welsh Regiments as they fought in the trenches on Flanders Fields. Talbot House offered a refuge with all ranks given access to a homely welcome, entertainment and religious service. As you walk around you can easily understand why...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Huw E
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It is fascinating to hear how this house provided a degree of normality and pastoral care for troops behind the front line. The makeshift chapel in the attic has a very special atmosphere, whilst the museum part is full of local history from that period...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neil C
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We knew the history of Toc H and had wanted to visit for some time. It was nice to be able to do so at last. It is interesting and puts ordinary WW1 soldier's lives into perspective. The film in the new annexe was helpful,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

A fascinating place, a true haven from the war, especially the garden. The self guided tour was a little annoying, in particular it steers you away from a 20 minute video all about Tubby’s life and character which is in a corner off the introductory...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Talbot House was established during WW I to be a place of respite for every soldier, regardless of rank. Here, there were no women and no alcohol was allowed. They could write a letter, play music, rest in the garden, etc. A truly special part...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is a museum with a difference - a house created to give soldiers respite from the front with home comforts and friendship - yes it has a wonderful exhibition about WW1 and the house and garden are lovingly restored. Yes, it has a fancy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kiri T
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We found this a very, very special place and learned a lot. A place where many soldiers received their first and last Communion. It was very touching to climb up to the attic chapel. A house offering solace before and after the front line. Simply...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bluemoon4
Reviewed 18 August 2018

For those interested in the history of WW1 and the Ypres Salient, TocH is an ideal start point. The superb museum is so well presented, and absolutely absorbing. It is also a great privilege to be able to stay in the Guest accommodation of such...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting museum, which was packed full of information and relics but the staff could have been friendlier or maybe have more of them around to ask questions to as we only saw 1 member of staff the whole time. It was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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