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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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  • A museum that covers the 1914-1918 war in good detail. Well worth a visit and completely central location in Ypres. 
    A museum that covers the 1914-1918 war in good detail. Well worth a visit and completely central location in Ypres.  more »
  • This is a beautifully curated museum which tells a human story of the First World War in Flanders Fields from multiple perspectives (soldiers of many nationalities, medical staff, local communities... 
    This is a beautifully curated museum which tells a human story of the First World War in Flanders Fields from multiple perspectives (soldiers of many nationalities, medical staff, local communities...  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.
  • An absolutely fabulous museum. So well done - we spent two and a half hours here and could have spent more but we had a ferry to catch. Absolutely go for the audio tour - so much information and it brought the exhibits to life. Going up to the bell tower was a great extra too - amazing 360 degree views across the roofs of Ypres.

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