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Poperinge Town Hall Death Cell

Grote Markt, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
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Worth seeing and emotional

Easy to walk to if staying in the centre of Poperinghe as we were. A harsh view of the reality of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GaynaB
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Very Interesting!

One of the only museums that were open in the area, although it’s very small, it’s also very... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Stobartben
,
Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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“firing squad” (5 reviews)
“great war” (8 reviews)
“brings home” (4 reviews)
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Grote Markt, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to walk to if staying in the centre of Poperinghe as we were. A harsh view of the reality of war, chilling place that brings home the brutality of those times. A worthwhile reminder for us all.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

One of the only museums that were open in the area, although it’s very small, it’s also very interesting!

Thank Stobartben
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

you really should take time to visit, see the cells, look at the grafitti on the cell walls, this place expresses much of the futility of war, the desperation, many must have felt, and ultimaetly paid for with their lives

Thank mark h
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The death cells stand as a testimony to the darker side of war and the harsher reality of service in WW1. The cells can be easily overlooked but well worth a visit. Two cells survive and one you can enter has poignant original graffiti on...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

a very chilling experience - what happened in here doesnt bear thinking about. Looking at the grafitti on the walls tells a story

Thank Manfromthebubble
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The town hall and death cells are a rather sad memorial and small museum to the allied soldiers executed at dawn by firing squad. The preserved death cells with original graffiti are a poignant reminder of their occupants fate. They only had a few yards...More

Thank Andythebaggie
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Not as spooky as you may think. No charge but the visit only takes ten minutes. Worthwhile if you are in Powering, just off the central square to the rear of the town hall

Thank Billericayman
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Visit the Poperinge Death Cell before you visit Talbot House. It is a moving and sad experience whilst Talbot House is totally uplifting. One should leave Poperinge on a positive note because this town deserves that having offered a great respite for so many during...More

Thank Arne S
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

A very sad and moving exhibit. The stories of the soldiers who were imprisoned and subsequently shot for cowardice or desertion were quite horrific. All these small museums add to making the whole picture of what happened in WW1

Thank Dot H
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

AN interesting insight into the Death Cell with graffiti left by the prisoners before they were shot at dawn.

Thank Wendy R
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