We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne

Avenue de la Gare 11, Bastogne 6600, Belgium
+32 61 50 12 00
Review Highlights
Decent but perhaps too much for young children

We enjoy museums about history and war history. This museum has some great displays! However... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Autumn W
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
via mobile
In my opinion, best museum in Bastogne

Absolutely delightful museum full of atmosphere, excelent exhibitions and photos. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tereza T
Read all 325 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bomb shelter” (38 reviews)
“air raid” (17 reviews)
“bombing raid” (5 reviews)
Avenue de la Gare 11, Bastogne 6600, Belgium
+32 61 50 12 00
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (325)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 325 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy museums about history and war history. This museum has some great displays! However, parents with littles should note that the basement floor of the museum hold more "gory" displays and some may find the bomb shelter hard to handle.

Thank Autumn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delightful museum full of atmosphere, excelent exhibitions and photos. The museum is devided to 3 floors + basement, so 4 floors in total. For a history fan, I would recommend to count with 2 hours of your time there. There is extended war collection...More

1  Thank Tereza T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would certainly feel how it had been during the siege of the Bastogne during the WWII. The museum has created a small room with sound effects to simulate axis bombings and shells, I believe that's the most interesting part of the museum. The sound...More

1  Thank Tyronne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One would think this small museum might be somewhat second rate but that would be a mistake. It features some interesting displays with vintage equipment and uniforms. Don't miss the air raid experience in the basement -- it will certainly shake you up a bit....More

1  Thank vblex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well this was the last museum we visited and by far the best, uniforms, weapons, scenes were fantastic. The cellar/bunker experience was brilliant and well worth a visit. There was lots to see and very informative. Reasonable cost for entry

Thank stokeyboy45
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Probably the most jam packed WWII museum featuring every weapon, article of clothing, issued item, and personal effects of both sides during the battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. This museum is three floors of a multitude of things to see and read. You...More

1  Thank Patches O
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My husband and I traveled to Bastogne and we were so excited to visit the 101st Airborne Museum. It did not disappoint. The dioramas were amazing. The number of artifacts was mind-blowing. The basement re-enactment of a bombing during war time was emotional. Loved this...More

Thank damdahl2058
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a great museum filled with photos and artifacts from 101st Airborne's time fighting the Battle of the Bulge. In the basement, there is a bomb shelter where the sights/sounds that the civilians must have experienced during the fighting are simulated. This really makes...More

1  Thank MaryJo L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was the second WWII museum I visited on a Saturday. The building housing the museum appears to be historical as well with a sign above the entrance giving reference to an Officers Mess. I was greeted at the front desk and after hearing my...More

1  Thank Humphreyk28
Reviewed 23 April 2017

What can I say, the 101 is an amazing outfit. These guys are real warriors! What a treasure to see how these guys accomplished what they did with the basic supplies and equipment. 101 you have my respect.

Thank Belikinbeer
Nearby Restaurants
Wagon Leo
603 reviews
.37 km away
Restaurant Giorgi
257 reviews
.27 km away
Le Nuts
135 reviews
.30 km away
Completement Toque
118 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bastogne Barracks
371 reviews
1.44 km away
Battle of the Bulge Guided Tours
98 reviews
1.58 km away
Au Pays d'Ardenne Original Museum
24 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Barrett C
How long should I plan for a visit?
3 June 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from vminelli | Reviewed this property |
The museum it self is very small. But I took a day to see around so. There is a lot to see and visit.