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Sanctuary Wood

Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 63 73
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“bomb craters” (18 reviews)
“tree stumps” (8 reviews)
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Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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+32 57 46 63 73
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"preserved trenches"
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"bomb craters"
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"tree stumps"
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"worth a visit"
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"private collection"
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"war memorabilia"
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"brought home"
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"flanders field museum"
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"first world war"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can still see the shattered stumps of the trees that were blasted to woodchips during the horrendous bombardments of WW 1. You can walk in the original trenches (you need Wellington Boots) and see a selection of the horrible trench mortars and barbed wire....More

Thank JonathanSuch2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What can you say when you walk in the very steps of those amazing men who fought in that war. God bless them all.

Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inside, there are a few items on display, but there is more to see than meets the eye. In the first room, there are numerous wooden 3D photograph viewers showing many scenes from the war. The three dimensional photographs make it all the more real...More

Thank ScrimperLeo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This location is adjacent to a Canadian memorial and the Sanctuary Wood Commonwealth war grave cemetery, both of which are undoubtedly genuine. The Museum positioned between the two feels a lot less authentic. Some of the artefacts and stereoscopic photographs are undoubtedly real but the...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sanctuary Wood is only accessible through the museum. I was lucky to be one of the first visitors that day so the place was quiet. Well preserved trenches, craters after explosions together with the morning light and birds singing gave it very emotional atmosphere. It...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the trenches still surviving, this was perhaps the best and most moving display. The trenches don't appear to be any more than maintained, rather than being rebuilt with modern materials. You get, perhaps, the best sense of what it must have been like.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Its as if the soldiers have just left yesterday taking all their equipment with them and just leaving the trenches as they were. One can feel the atmospheric ghostliness of this historic place....the grass does not grow and the bombed tree stumps stand eternally as...More

Thank reikigal2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This was a very moving experience to see actual trenches that men had lived & died in. I am so glad they have been preserved it is a fitting memorial to the fallen. The museum is very interesting as well.

Thank Annieknig
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

The trenches were good, it's true, it was easy to imagine them 100 years ago. In fact they were the best representative of quasi authentic trenches that we saw on our tour of the Somme and Ypres. However the museum part was very disappointing: photos...More

Thank mgayn
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Like a lot of places around ypres, hill 62 is a must visit. Lots of original pictures of which some are quite grim. The trenches outside are amazing. Just imagine the place without trees and you’re back 100 years ago. The museum itself contains lots...More

Thank 818bartd
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pmw44
July 10, 2017|
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Response from 466Richard789466 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but on greatwar website the hours are 0900 to 1800. When we were there in late May it opened promptly at 0900.
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