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Hooge Crater museum

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Small but interesting

This small but very interesting museum really does have something for everyone. Remember to look... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sandra a
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Great place to visit

This museum is a great place to visit. Only 5 Euros entry with lots of fantastic exhibits. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nigel H
Winsford, United Kingdom
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Full scale reconstructions of war scenes, an extended collection of weapons, war equipment and photos make this museum to a true must-see!The chapel, in which the museum is located, dates back from the early twenties. This chapel was built directly...more
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Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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Reviewed yesterday

This small but very interesting museum really does have something for everyone. Remember to look up, eyes to left & right and even then you will not take in all the exhibits. Enjoy we certainly did.

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is a great place to visit. Only 5 Euros entry with lots of fantastic exhibits. The museum is directly opposite the Hooke Crater Cemetry. There is also a cafe bar attached to the museum and the prices are very reasonable. This place is...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small museum with plenty of war artefacts and well worth a visit on the outskirts of Ypres

Thank scotishtravelbug
Reviewed 5 days ago

Closed on Monday,s. This is the best privately owned museum in the region, if you want value for money buy the entry ticket with lunch, cost €11.50 for both. Lunch is a sandwich with a small beer, soft drink or coffee/tea

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of the battlefield tours, this has got to be visited. Trenches still in place, empty shells left in situ 100 years on, debris and items from the era all still there. A very sad poignant place to visit

Thank ayresomelad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Real spoils of war adorn this museum, the Hooke Crater just next door, looked so innocent as it had been transformed by nature. A must see if visiting the area.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few metere from our hotel. Well worth seeing. Very moving to go down some original trenches and to see the debris still left after the conflict.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst on our Battlefield tour, we spent some time here. There is so much to take in and our guide gave us so much information which made us understand everything so much clearer than before. The vastness of what happened is brought to life when...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see artefacts from all sides alongside each other. Some of the models seem archaic at first but interesting to see different uniforms. Good cafe, clean toilets and some parking.

Thank SarahJade90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the death and destruction of the War, has arisen an oasis of friendliness, good food and drink and a Museum showing a fantastic collection of artefacts. The trenches at the back are not to be missed, they are excellent reconstructions. Across the road is...More

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Niek B, Eigenaar at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear, Many thanks for your nice words, and for your visit! Kind regards, Niek Benoot (owner Hooge Crater museum)

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25 March 2018|
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Response from boz61949 | Reviewed this property |
the museum and trench area are close together. The museum is definitely worth a visit. I'd allow an 1-2 hours total depending on the level of subject matter interest you have. I can't imagine many 7 year olds enjoying the... More
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Response from paulsR8909MH | Reviewed this property |
An excellent resource is Major and Mrs.Holt's Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient (Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide) by Tonie Holt ( 1997 ) Paperback It can be a bit tricky finding what is on the map but this is an... More