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Sanctuary Wood

Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 63 73
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“bomb craters” (18 reviews)
“worth a visit” (40 reviews)
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Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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+32 57 46 63 73
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"preserved trenches"
in 27 reviews
"bomb craters"
in 18 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 40 reviews
"private collection"
in 18 reviews
"small museum"
in 20 reviews
"war memorabilia"
in 6 reviews
"school trip"
in 8 reviews
"brought home"
in 7 reviews
"first world war"
in 12 reviews
"wellies"
in 31 reviews
"photos"
in 83 reviews
"boxes"
in 36 reviews
"mud"
in 40 reviews
"viewers"
in 19 reviews
"trees"
in 39 reviews
"shells"
in 27 reviews
"rusting"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Of all the trenches still surviving, this was perhaps the best and most moving display. The trenches don't appear to be any more than maintained, rather than being rebuilt with modern materials. You get, perhaps, the best sense of what it must have been like.

Thank Daleb0422
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its as if the soldiers have just left yesterday taking all their equipment with them and just leaving the trenches as they were. One can feel the atmospheric ghostliness of this historic place....the grass does not grow and the bombed tree stumps stand eternally as...More

Thank reikigal2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very moving experience to see actual trenches that men had lived & died in. I am so glad they have been preserved it is a fitting memorial to the fallen. The museum is very interesting as well.

Thank Annieknig
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trenches were good, it's true, it was easy to imagine them 100 years ago. In fact they were the best representative of quasi authentic trenches that we saw on our tour of the Somme and Ypres. However the museum part was very disappointing: photos...More

Thank mgayn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like a lot of places around ypres, hill 62 is a must visit. Lots of original pictures of which some are quite grim. The trenches outside are amazing. Just imagine the place without trees and you’re back 100 years ago. The museum itself contains lots...More

Thank 818bartd
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because the "trenches" here are as close to how they were left 100 years ago, this is an important site to visit to appreciate the conditiions. But DO take care the site is quite dangerous with mud and rusty metal etc. Quite a "health &...More

Thank An_Old_Burian
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

My grandchildren loved running through the trenches and crawling through the tunnels that cover most of the hillside. They got a good feel for how close the combatants were and how dangerous this war was. The museum is so-so, after having been to the Flanders...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Been looking forward to visiting this place for months and was a little disappointed in it to be honest. ( Hooge Museum better) Good sized car park, lots to see just outside and once inside a little expensive to get in. Once inside the main...More

Thank dazscuba
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Eclectic tumbled grouped of war memorabilia, but the glass plate photographs are a must. Not suitable for children. They hold no punches and it is war unsanitised. The outside retained trenches and shell holes painted the war in its graphic form, and take your breath...More

Thank GDBGDW
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I found sanctuary wood incredibly interesting. Has lots of artefacts to see and read. The wood part of the museum was unbelievable. When we walked around the trenches there was an eerie silence. Not even a bird singing. Original trees still standing with bullet holes....More

Thank PJLOCKW
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pmw44
11 July 2017|
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Response from 466Richard789466 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but on greatwar website the hours are 0900 to 1800. When we were there in late May it opened promptly at 0900.
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