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Talbot House

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Address: Gasthuisstraat 43, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
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+32 57 33 32 28

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Great history

Interesting facts about the house where soldiers passed through. An interesting look from Another angle of where they gathered, how they helped to keep moral up and how they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting facts about the house where soldiers passed through. An interesting look from Another angle of where they gathered, how they helped to keep moral up and how they survived during their time surving away from home.

Thank Hanson5757
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit for WW1 nostalgia. Very poignant to see the solace first hand that this house brought to do many WW1 soldiers.

Thank Torontotravelller
Ellisville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A refuge for troops of all ranks, an oasis of peace amid the fleshpots of "Pop", Toc H was a place where friends, relatives, persons of all ranks could find moments of peace in the periods out of the line. Although artillery rumbled in the background there was a piano, a cat, books, cards and conversation and the upper room.... More 

Thank slparker17
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A fabulous place because this museum lives. This place was established by an enlightened army chaplain as a R and R retreat for front line troops during WW1. It has the same impact today because it is a museum and a hostel. The escape from from horror is palpable. A must visit place.

Thank Robert R
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The chapel at the top of the house is well worth the climb of the narrow steep stairway, not advisable for anyone with a mobility problem. The museum provides a tablet with a display which adjust as you move around the building to give you info for that area. Well worth a visit.

Thank Laird-Mike-Kincavel
London, England
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I visited Talbot House recently (being able to enter through the front door - most unusual) and I can honestly say - it is one of the most amazingly well preserved pieces of history associated with WW1 that I have visited. You can feel the spirit of the thousands of soldiers who passed through this amazing little house. It is... More 

Thank frankieirishman
Larkhall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This house set out by a religious minister to give the military personnel a place to try and relax and did not diffentiate between ranks. Today it hires out the rooms to travellers who help to pay for the refurbishing that is taking place. On the top floor there is the original praying room

Thank Everywhere2016
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Toc H "Talbot house" working museum was a retreat for First World War soldiers just back from the front line. Plenty of exhibits to see, the house has been restored to its original condition. There is a chapel at the top of the house and a lovely garden. It must of been a welcome retreat for solders just up the... More 

Thank jamesjessett
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A really good little museum and a great facility over the years. Opened in December 1915 for use by soldiers of any rank for some well earned R&R from the front. Talbot House today contains a museum, access to which is around the side, not via the front entrance. After viewing the 20-minute introductory film, on the top floor in... More 

Thank Cliff J
Windsor, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

TocH - from Poperinge world-wide Our guide took us to Talbot House, an iconic social and spiritual centre, founded by Rev "Tubby" Clayton, an Army chaplain. Toc H, as it came to be known offered to off-duty soldiers of all ranks:- books from a library ; a kitchen with endless tea on tap; a garden in which to enjoy it;... More 

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