The war museum houses collections of two people, first the curator Niek Benoot and second Philippe Oosterlinck, a keen collector of World War 1 material. The collections, which complete each other, comprise on the one hand the vast amount of weaponry from World War 1 and on the other hand uniforms and outfits of all armies taking part in the war. In glass cabinets are displayed rare military clothing of troops fighting in the Ypres Salient. Further there are lifelike scenes giving a genuine idea of what life was like during the war. These scenes range from German bunkers to British trenches and real size cavalry horses.
The weapons and other material are conveniently arranged according to country and army, and they are provided with information cards in four languages. The mere collection is something special because many of the artefacts displayed were owned already in 1919 by the Desmul family to be handed down from generation to generation, from grandfather to grandson. The collection is now owned by Niek Benoot. Since a few years ago there has also been an exhibition with all kinds of material dug up by 'The Diggers' in the 'Yorkshire Trench' at Boezinge. One of the trenches discovered there is on display in the museum. For the visitor wanting further information during his walk, there is a short historical outline audible in different languages. Furthermore, there ar panels showing unique private photo's, arranged according to the year and with information in four languages.