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Hooge Crater museum

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

Excellent museum with a great owner who assists when your motorcycle has a problem. The dioramas... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hugh F
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Really well laid out museum full of interesting stuff

This is a great learning experience. Terrific amount of WW1 paraphernalia and well identified and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DaveH1947
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Kemptville, Canada
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Meenseweg 467, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent museum with a great owner who assists when your motorcycle has a problem. The dioramas are particularly good and their is a nice restaurant attached.

Thank Hugh F
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great learning experience. Terrific amount of WW1 paraphernalia and well identified and labelled. The WW1 songs played in background adds to the atmosphere, and the coffee shop at the end is a nice touch.

Thank DaveH1947
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a Leger tour and had lunch here a couple of times as well as visiting the museum and recreated trenches. The May weather was beautiful and we had some lovely food and beer in a place that was hell a hundred years...More

Thank Rooombiter
Reviewed 1 week ago

So often when it gets round to lunch time while touring the Salient I pop into the Hooge Crater museum and its associated cafe. The museum is arguably the best in the area with good diaromas and hundreds of artefacts to look at which I...More

Thank Len T
Niek B, Owner at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this review

Dear Len, Thank you for you nice words about the museum and café. Every day we do a great effort to give a WW1-tourist everything what he need, a good museum visit, and a nice lunch, ;-) thank you for your appreciation. Always welcome. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is full of artefacts and interesting facts from WW1. The film is interesting. We then walked over the road to the cemetery (one of many in the area) and was once again moved by the sacrifice.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best museum we visited on our trip to Ypres, don't miss this one out. There's also a very nice cafe.

Thank markrogerstiling
Niek B, Eigenaar at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you for your nice words, and visit to our museum. For visitors like you, we keep up the good work! Thanks and always welcome! Kind regards, Niek Benoot owner Hooge Crater museum

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is first class - well worth a visit- lots of interesting exhibits - Hooge Crater itself is a bit of a hike away walking boots required and not readily signposted - ask at the museum if you are unsure.

Thank stevga
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We visited the Hooge crater museum as part of a trip to ypres, the museum, although on the smaller side is very informative and has lots of items from the first world war. Stood facing the museum to the outside there is a hotel, if...More

1  Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Excellent selection of weapons and memorabilia also handy if you need a snack or a coffee. Easy to park, if not to busy park on the main road rather than around the back.

Thank Shandois
Niek B, Eigenaar at Hooge Crater museum, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you for your nice words and visit! Always welcome, Kind regards, Niek Benoot

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited today after picking up a leaflet this morning & had a fantastic experience. The displays of artifacts found around the crater and museum site were great to see & the life size displays of life on the Front around Ypres for all armies...More

Thank Kyle W
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Gavin W
Is there any information about the cemetery across the road available in the museum or the cafe?
6 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
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Mary D
yes i would
30 March 2016|
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PhileasFoggSWUK
Hi Friends and i are visiting this area in June and are potentially interested in visiting. Can anyone advise: A. how long is a sensible amount of time that would need to be spent here? B. Anything we should be aware about of visiting in June e.g. closures. C. What the opening/closing days/times are? many thanks!
16 March 2015|
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Response from Gordon2112 | Reviewed this property |
The museum & cafe is closed on Mondays I believe.
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