Hooge Crater Museum, Ieper (Ypres)

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Located near the Hooge Crater, Hooge Crater Museum commemorates the battle that formed this artificial topography. First British troops blasted a German bastion with 1,700 kg (3,748 lbs) of dynamite, and then the Allied forces attacked the remaining German troops inside the crater. The chapel housing the museum was originally built to honor the battle's fallen soldiers, but later fell into disrepair. A family purchased the property and in 1993 restored the chapel as a privately managed museum. Browse the museum's collection including weaponry, mortar shells, rare uniforms, and supplies donated by individuals and families, as well as an archival film of soldiers at Hooge. An on-site cafe offers Flemish specialties; check out the collection of "trench art"--chiseled shell cases. Use our Ieper (Ypres) trip planner to visit Hooge Crater Museum on your trip to Ieper (Ypres), and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Always get a warm welcome from all the family,even the boys are getting in on the act now with a video. The museum is not to be missed,it has an excellent range of items. 
    Always get a warm welcome from all the family,even the boys are getting in on the act now with a video. The museum is not to be missed,it has an excellent range of items.  more »
  • What a fantastic little museum this is. Absolutely brilliant. Well worth a visit. Would highly recommend to all. Would happily pay double the entrance fee. 
    What a fantastic little museum this is. Absolutely brilliant. Well worth a visit. Would highly recommend to all. Would happily pay double the entrance fee.  more »
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  • Was originally heading to sanctuary woods but it looked closed. We wouldn't have time for both so glad we ended up here. Good well presented collection and nice little cafe with friendly staff.
  • What a treat it is to call at the Hooge Crater Museum. A fabulous family owned museum with amazing artefacts from WW1 Battlefields. A very warm welcome from Niek and his lovely family. Not to be missed.

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