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Hooge Crater museum

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I cannot imagine the noise and horrow this must have been for the men of both sides when the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bristol, United Kingdom
Paints a picture of mud and misery

This is a fantastic museum, that needs to be visited to understand the misery, desperation, toil... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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“menin road”(24 reviews)
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

I cannot imagine the noise and horrow this must have been for the men of both sides when the underground explosives went off that led to the creation of this crater. A good museum and a must visit site for anyone interested in the Battlefields...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic museum, that needs to be visited to understand the misery, desperation, toil, gains, loses and hardship that everyone endured during WW1 in the area of Hooge. Some of the best diaramas I have ever seen, thousands of artifacts and explanatory notes...More

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Niek B, Eigenaar at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your visit, and the nice words! Always welcome! Many regards, Niek Benoot (owner)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you call as you come down to Ypres along the Menin Road, you will be able to park on your side of the road, please be aware of the cycle path running alongside. We had lunch here, very nice, not excessively pricey. Look at...More

Thank StuKath
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We cycled here from Ypes and it took approx half hour. The museum was €5 each and theres a cafe for lunch. The museum is very educational and shows the horror of WW1. Lots of original things to see like, uniforms, weapons, original photos....too many...More

Thank cher24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small but interesting and reasonably priced place. Some interesting exhibits from a century ago. Good scenic exhibits with mannequins in old uniforms of the era together with lots of rifles, bullets and shells,

Thank Alex24091943
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Ypres to visit the grave of my great uncle. He is buried in the Hooge Crater Cemetery. We stopped at the museum first and we're quite surprised by how informative it was. I enjoyed looking for my uncle's military insignias.

Thank KAS57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the vicinity of the Hooge Crater (since filled for the road to be contructed in the '20s), I think this museum is a must for those travelling the area, if only for the atmosphere conveyed by the location being next to the Hooge...More

Thank Luke J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot packed into this museum for a modest entrance fee (about Euro 5). Some of it uses modern audio visual exhibits and there is a period ambulance vehicle. There are also lots of old display cabinets full of a wide selection of...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is private museum that is very well presented. It gives a good representation of the conflict and lose suffered in WW1. A nice cafe for a drink and a snack. My Grandfather fought here so had a personal interest.

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niekbenoot, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear, Thank you for your visit to our private museum. Nice to hear you liked the attached café also! Good to have a look where your relative was, always a moving experience... Kind regards, Niek Benoot (owner)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great privat museum, thoroughly enjoyed our time spent here, staff very friendly and helpful. A must see if you’re in the area.

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Niek B, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear, Thank you for your visit to our museum. Very nice to hear that you had a great time here. Many thanks! Kind regards, Niek (owner)

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March 25, 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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July 5, 2016|
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Response from Paul S | 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