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Hooge Crater museum

Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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One of the Best Museums around Ypres!

Visited The Hooge Crater museum for Lunch were we found that you could have a multi deal with Lunch... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stobartben
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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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Mr Grumpy

Stopped off here for a spot of lunch, the restaurant was pleasant and the food good but the guy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ERIC B
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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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)
“cafe attached” (9 reviews)
“lunch stop” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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 6 days ago via mobile

Visited The Hooge Crater museum for Lunch were we found that you could have a multi deal with Lunch and a Museum trip for €11.50. An excellent deal as the museum is absolutely fabulous! A massive collection of ammunition and all things ww1! The lunch...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here for a spot of lunch, the restaurant was pleasant and the food good but the guy behind the bar, well he left a little to be desired, his demeanour was very sharp.More

Thank ERIC B
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Niek B, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Eric B. Thank you for the review. The only man here behind the bar is me, the owner of Hooge Crater museum and café. First of all, if I was a bit 'Grumpy' like you said, it was not intended to be. Can you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this museum just by chance and it was really worth visiting ! The memorabilia they have collected is out-standing. It’s primarily about 1915 when this area was fought over and so many young boys lost their lives and the cemetery across the...More

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Niek B, Eigenaar at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Thank you for the very nice review, and your nice words! Always welcome! Kind regards, Niek

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has an extensive collection stored in a fairly small space. It is a lot to take in but worth a visit because of the sheer amount and variety of items.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum, old style perhaps but with an excellent collection on both fighting sides of WW I. A good place to start your visit to the battlefields and also to enjoy Belgian beers and a good snack.

Thank Johan R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks fairly genuine as far as reconstructions go. The original bunker and assorted battlefield debris we'd impressive.

Thank GeorgeBlackadder
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another very good museum and worth the admission. Has a lot of stuff we found interesting and so of it quite obscure.

Thank CambridgeIan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cheap to get into and has a fantastic collection of ww1 stuff. Nice cafe next to it. Near by is the Hooge crater which is now flooded. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great few hours spend here looking at all the war relics. A light lunch with a beer was all in the price of entrance (10.5 euros)

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 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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zed741
25 March 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
5 July 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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