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Hooge Crater museum

Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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Small but perfectly formed

€10 gains you entrance to this small museum (absolutely crammed with exhibits) a light lunch and a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
redheadmalvern
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England, United Kingdom
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A Lot to Take in - Excellent

The Museum was quite full of stuff! Very informative, and if you're a real student of WWI, you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rik T
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Fredericton, Canada
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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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“across the road” (56 reviews)
“lunch stop” (10 reviews)
“cafe attached” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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+32 57 46 84 46
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

€10 gains you entrance to this small museum (absolutely crammed with exhibits) a light lunch and a beer. Recommended if you're nearby.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Museum was quite full of stuff! Very informative, and if you're a real student of WWI, you should probably allow yourself quite a lot of time here. There is a short film, vehicles, and a ton of artifacts packed into a small space. There...More

Thank Rik T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For a private museum, the relics within are vast and varied. The owner is very enthusiastic about the region and its heritage and very willing to divulge stories if you ask. The display cases were full of everything and more than you can think of....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this excellent museum ever since it first opened many years ago. Always enjoyed the vast collection of artifacts from the Great War. Many thanks to the new owners for keeping the memory alive.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The story of Hooge before, during and after WW1 is poignant and moving and well reflected in this museum. It feels a little rough and ready but also comes across as authentic, with elements of the war well summarised and supported by appropriate artefacts. The...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if you are in this area. A wonderful private collection of WW1 artefacts housed in a church. Everything easy to view and lots of very interesting things and history. Cafe next door. Over the road the huge cemetery. Plenty of parking.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is great, so much interesting stuff, and love the coloured shells - art out of destruction, clever. Some of the display cabinets have too much in them and look a little cluttered, so maybe they could take some artefacts out and go for ‘less...More

Thank 1southwold
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my husband as part of a Battlefield Tour holiday. We visited several museums during the week and I can say this was the one i liked best . Entrance,drink and lunch was a great idea...the sandwich choice of cheese,ham or pate was...More

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

Thanks for your nice words!! Especially I like the last phrase ;-) , that is our mission, try to get people interested and involved in the history of the First World War! Many thanks, and hope to see you again! Kind regards, Niek

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Hooge Crater Museum several years ago but this trip we had our daughter and her family with us. It's a great Museum with lots of WWI Memorabilia, uniforms, helmets, armaments, trenches to walk through. We decided to have lunch at their restaurant...More

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

Dear, Thank you for your visit and nice review. We try to do our best every day for every customer, and we are very thankfull for your nice words! Many thanks, and always welcome! Kind regards, Ilse and Niek (owners)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum, with plenty of good quality and well explained exhibits and a thought-provoking film to be seen in the cinema room. There's also a big café, which provides enormous sandwiches with a drink at a very reasonable price. Visiting here is...More

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

Many thanks for the review, your visit and nice words! Always welcome! Many regards, Niek & Ilse (owners)

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zed741
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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Gavin W
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
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