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Menin Gate Memorial

Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 23 92 20
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Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer on 24 July 1927. Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
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Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 23 92 20
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is must see place to visit even if you are not interested in WW1. Such a great way to remember the fallen soldiers who have no grave for families to visit. The last post ceremony is done every night at 8pm and also is...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Extremely moving site. Its a very humbling experience walking around, seeing all the names and realizing they are all part of why and how we are today.

Thank Jess12984
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's impressive, it's poignant, go when it's quiet, I recommend early January. There were only 50 or so people there when we went which didn't impose at all on the moment.

Thank BaggyIsaacs
Reviewed 6 days ago

Once in your lifetime this is a must to visit the 20.00. Service any night ,whether 10 people or10.000 partaking . The lone violist , the people placing a wreath or tribute the enormity of it all is very moving. " We will remember them"

Thank G8773ALJanet
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Menin Gate on three separate occasions and I have been moved each time by the immensity of the loss that this monument symbolises. The people of Ypres deserve thanks for the respect that they show to the fallen. Every evening, for...More

Thank NTFB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful memorial, difficult to come to terms with the amount of names on every wall, So many lives lost, the 8pm daily minutes silence and last post played by the bugle is very touching. Crowds gather every single night paying there respects for all...More

Thank Alljiggy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely moving monument - so many names, too many! Sobering 8pm rememberance ceremony every day - Lest we forget.

Thank elliemay991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Menin Gate Memorial is absolutely stunning! It’s incredible to see each name of every soldier not found on the memorial. The register is very good for finding where certain people/relatives are on the memorial. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stobartben
Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial gate at the entrance to Ypres has the names of the fallen from WWI whose graves are unknown except New Zealanders. Their names are all on the memorial wall at Tyne Cot cemetery on the instructions of Prime Minister Massey. That too is...More

Thank 495margaret
Reviewed 1 week ago

To appreciate the full scale of peoples fathers, sons, brothers and uncles who lost their life but have no known grave a visit to the Menin Gate is a must, especially when you consider that this was the main route from Ypres to the frontline...More

Thank Rob W
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Alexander R
28 June 2017|
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Response from spencersgran | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course no problems.Sorry I took so long to reply x
Pamela M
5 May 2015|
Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
ay be worth contacting the Royal British Legion in Maidstone,
1 March 2015|
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Response from Ian P | Reviewed this property |
No fee for the Menin Gate. It is not considered a 'Tourist' attraction by the people of Ypres. If you are driving parking in the Grand Square near the Cloth Hall is free from 18.00 onwards, plus if you arrive a little... More