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101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne

Avenue de la Gare 11, Bastogne 6600, Belgium
+32 61 50 12 00
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Excellent museum dedicated to the 101st Airborne

Great museum with personal effects & memorabilia from the soldiers who fought in the battle here... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting Musuen with Plenty of Exhibits

Well worth a visit if you are in Bastogne. Plenty of exhibits and good value for money. Check out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ken S
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Avenue de la Gare 11, Bastogne 6600, Belgium
+32 61 50 12 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great museum with personal effects & memorabilia from the soldiers who fought in the battle here. The simulated bombing raid in the basement certainly makes you think about what people went through.

Thank nevster2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit if you are in Bastogne. Plenty of exhibits and good value for money. Check out the 'Bastogne experience' in the cellar which gives a great recreation of life during the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic museum with a ton of information and artifacts from the war. The displays are interesting and well designed. You could probably spend 2 hours max here. The bomb shelter experience is unforgettable.

Thank Skurj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good wax figures in the life size dioramas. Make sure you go into the cellar, this is a unique and realistic experience, but not for the feint hearted

Thank Quartztraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't wait to visit this museum and it lived up to our expectations. The building itself was beautiful and the exhibits were very moving and looked so real. It was an emotional visit and very informative. We spent 6 minutes in the basement experiencing...More

Thank Cath B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent museum. The attention to detail make everything so real even down to the make up of the mannequins. The stairs up to the top floor exhibits are quite narrow so be careful not to slip. The "Bomb Shelter" exhibit is second to none...More

Thank westy221
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to include this in your timelines, as you won't want to miss the bomb shelter. If possible, do the shelter with no one else in the room and it's a little surreal.

Thank rpb_28
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

One of the best ww2 museum I've ever seen. The attention to detail was perfect. The displays were well organized. The basement was a real shocker.

Thank Zuignapje
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice reenactment sceneries. Especially the basement is special. You will see a lot of little items in the collection.

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Housed in what was once the Belgian Army's Officers Mess, this museum is crammed full of artefacts that relate to the Battle of the Bulge and WWII in general. Various war dioramas are staged throughout using mannequins, which give great context to the artefacts on...More

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Barrett C
2 June 2015|
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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.