In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres)

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Delve into the history of World War I and the fighting that took place in Belgium at In Flanders Fields Museum. Named for the famous poem "In Flanders Fields" by Canadian soldier John McCrae, the museum aims to bring the human experience of war to the forefront. The museum is on the second floor of the Cloth Hall, a building that was fittingly destroyed during the war and has been reconstructed. When you arrive, you'll receive a poppy bracelet loaded with four personal stories to guide you through the museum and give a face to the war. Through these individual accounts of life during war, personal items such as diary passages and historical narrative, you'll have the opportunity to see the war as a human experience. Using our online itinerary creator, Ieper (Ypres) attractions like In Flanders Fields Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I think this museum is an amazing experience, and contains a lot of interesting information about world war 1. The only thing that I did not like, was the staff. They were very short tempered and... 
    I think this museum is an amazing experience, and contains a lot of interesting information about world war 1. The only thing that I did not like, was the staff. They were very short tempered and...  more »
  • Good museum with lots of interactive displays. It’s worthwhile having a head seat to properly enjoy the experience, but you need a good 2-3 hours to see/read/listen to everything. It needs to be... 
    Good museum with lots of interactive displays. It’s worthwhile having a head seat to properly enjoy the experience, but you need a good 2-3 hours to see/read/listen to everything. It needs to be...  more »
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  • This is an excellent museum and well worth the price (you can get a joint ticket with the Ypres museum but this one is better). It’s all about WW1 and is excellent. The tech is amazing with wristbands used as a access card for various displays. It works very well. You can also pay an extra Euro 2 for an audio tour (we didn’t) and the same to go up the belfry which is really good. If you’re interested in WW1 then go here before you is the tours of the battlefields and cemeteries as you’ll bet a better understanding of the absolute horror of what went on in the area. It’s really worth the money (there is also an absolutely amazing ice cream and waffle shop across the road from the entrance!). Note that the museum cafe is very expensive. Best eat elsewhere off the main square.
  • Wow! An extraordinarily good museum about the First World War! The exhibition uses many different media such as videos, audio tours, and classic showcases in order to get the information across. This is especially practical while travelling with kids, because it never gets boring. I also love how the museum contains historical artifacts from various countries, so that everybody can find something in their native language. I would advise paying the two euros to go to the tower, the view truly is astonishing! I spent two and a half hours here and I was not disappointed. Huge recommendation!

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