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Hooge Crater museum

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Address: Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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+32 57 46 84 46
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Full scale reconstructions of war scenes, an extended collection of...

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 across the Hooge Crater cemetery in memory of the many fallen soldiers on the battle fields of ‘Hooge’ over a period of 4 years. Rare military clothing of the troops, that where fighting in the ‘Ypres Salient’ (Ieperboog) are exposed in glass displays. Also you can see some full scale scenes of the Great War battle fields, very authentically reproduced. The theme of the scenes is very divers: German bunkers, British trenches and full scale horses with cavalry troops on their backs.

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Museum and lunch

This is a very interesting museum full of collected items from ww1 specifically relating to the Hooge area. We went for the €11:50 deal that gave lunch as well (very good value... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting museum full of collected items from ww1 specifically relating to the Hooge area. We went for the €11:50 deal that gave lunch as well (very good value). I would advise a walk around the crater and trenches to complete the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting and well displayed collection of Great War artefacts. Friendly staff and good food available too. Definitely one of the best museums in the area. Don't miss it!

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1 Thank Jamie N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum. Well worth a visit. Got a combi ticket which included museum entrance and lunch for 11.50 euros.

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niekbenoot, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this review

Dear Helenaccd, Thank you for your nice review, and your visit to our café and museum. Always welcome! Many regards, Niek & Ilse Owners Hooge Crater museum More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great Place all round , fascinating and interesting. Good food in the restaurant and polite and helpful staff and parking outside.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing to turn up here, after checking on the website before hand, to find it was closed. Even know the advertised hours on the board outside and online states it should be open. Very frustrating for me and the 20 cadets we were planning on taking there.

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1 Thank Grant D
Niek B, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this review

Dear Grant D, Thank you for your review and interest in our museum. Every year, and that already for 24 years, we are on annual leave in January, like all other WW1 museums in Ypres. If you check our website, below you will see the opening hours, and there you can find the period of our annual leave. Sorry that... More 

Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great museum packed with interesting items and displays. Good place to eat lunch if touring good food and attentive and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit.

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Niek B, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for your nice review! We hope to see you again in the nearer future. Many regards, Ilse en Niek More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit whilst touring the Salient. If you are a coach ring ahead and Niek and the team will prepare lunch for you. With the combined ticket the museum is very good as well. The illuminated map helps to explain the ebb and flow of the FWW in the area.

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've been visiting the Ypres Salient battlefields for several years and always take the time to visit this small private museum. There is always something new to see as they change their exhibitions on a regular basis. Buy the duel ticket which gets you a light lunch with a drink and entry into the museum, it's excellent value. Something to... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is ideal for a quick snack lunch with very friendly and helpful staff and excellent beer! The attached museum is well worth a visit, well presented and quick to get round. As a guide, I think it is cheapskate to keep putting clients into museums when they should be on the ground with me; however this museum is worth... More 

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Halifax, Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A truly amazing museum, they seem to have managed to collect all the WW1 surplus. Best military museum for artefacts I have been to

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