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Hooge Crater museum

Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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Good Private Museum

This is a small private museum, but in some ways we found it easier to understand than some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Harper W
Malpas, United Kingdom
Nice compact museum

The museum is not that big but that is reflected in the price you pay.we found it interesting and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Telford, 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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Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 84 46
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small private museum, but in some ways we found it easier to understand than some of the larger museums. The attached cafe was simple but value for money.

Thank Harper W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is not that big but that is reflected in the price you pay.we found it interesting and informative.we did not know till afterwards you can buy a combined ticket for museum and meal in the cafe which was also very nice.

Thank davos191
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good small museum devoted to WW1 history. The combi offer of meal, drink and museum entry ticket is excellent value for money. Be warned the sandwiches are huge. The museum, with an informative film is interesting, but you are not overloaded with too much...More

Thank MikeWells90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here with our tour group for lunch. Very nice and delicious. Nice and friendly service. The museum is interesting with lots of artefacts- and a interesting movie.

Thank NZfour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1) Interesting museum with lots (and I mean lots) of WWI artifacts in all manner of conditions from basically destroyed, completely pristine, and even repurposed for other uses. 2) A recreation of trenches from both sides in the war out back. 3) Simple, delicious food,...More

Thank Aaron H
Niek B, Manager at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Aaron, Thank you for the nice words, and very good review! We are looking forward to have you back here in the café or museum. Always welcome! Kind regards, Niek & Ilse

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside it looks quite small, but when you enter the museum it's surprisingly large..There are a lot of artefacts and a Fokker plane on display. Watch the film first as it prepares you for what you will see. We also had a coffee...More

2  Thank KarenJanehoggan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for snack lunch. Had a very large croque for lunch with salad. Nice flavour and excellent sdevice. Pity no frittes available.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cramped, claustrophobic museum that will make you actually feel what a trench war would have been like. Very near the museum are some of the best preserved WW 1 trenches in existence. Whatever you do, take time to see those too.

Thank boz61949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have made many visits to Hooge crater Cafe for an excellent choice of food. Recommend their excellent sandwiches. The museum is next door and very intesting. If you use the cafe there is a reduction in the museum entrance fee. Closed on a Monday.

Thank 262spooky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here as the attractions at Dunquerke and Ypres were closed due to a marathon and a triathlon.We paid for dinner and a drink and got admission to the museum for €11.50,the sandwich was interesting as the ham and cheese weren't quite big...More

Thank forest9
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Gavin W
5 July 2016|
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Response from Sharyn T | Reviewed this property |
There is an inventory of all buried in the cemetery which tells you where the soldiers are buried it gives you a row and number of the person you will be looking for it is usually kept in a brass box on a wall
15 March 2015|
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Response from Gordon2112 | Reviewed this property |
The museum & cafe is closed on Mondays I believe.