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Ypres and the Great War
In Flanders Fields Museum
The Ypres region was the backdrop to on of the bloodiest battles in history, 100 years ago. Now the last witness have died too, the In Flanders Fields Museum is more than ever the gateway to the First World War in Flanders.
The In Flanders Fields Museum confronts the visitor with the consequences of the Great War. Old and young are faced with life and death in the Ypres front region.
The exhibition with touching video projects, unique sound fragments and the most up-to-date multimedia applications immerse you in the life at the front. each visitor also receives a poppy bracelet that enables him/her to discover four personal stories of 'Joe Public' in the Great War. By logging in you can meet your peers in the war, a century ago.
Grote Markt 34
Temporary exhibitions 2017
- The War in Writing - untill 26/03/2017
The War in Writing comprises hundred of unique testimonies of four years of war on the front in Flanders, points out the enduring relationship between the texts of the past and the contemporary landscape of the front and warns, in the words of the generation of the First World War, against every instance of new threat of war.
- 1917 Total War in Flanders - 03/06/2017 - 31/12/2017
On the one hand, this temporary exhibition provides a general introduction to the Battle of Messines and Third Battle of Ypres and also in the 1917 exhibition series #Total War in Flanders which will take place across seven sites in Flanders. On the other hand the In Flanders Fields Museum delves into the imagination of a war that defied all imagination. Never more potently so than in the pictures of #Australian photographer #Frank Hurley and his colleague #Hubert Wilkins.
Price: free in combination with the visit of the In Flanders Fields Museum
Exhibition only: € 4/pp
1 April > 15 November: every day from 10 am till 6 pm *
16 November > 31 March: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm*
Closed on 25/12 - 01/01/15 and from 9 through 23 januari 2017
*Ticketsale stops 1 hour before closing
A museum visit takes about 1h30 to 2 hours.
Adults: € 9,00
Children and juniors up to 18: € 4,00
Adolescents from 19 to 25 € 5,00
Children under 7 : free
Visit Belfry tower: + € 2,00