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CLOSED UNTILL 03/04/2020

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IMPORTANT! Corona update:
Compulsory Governmental Measures

In order to stop the spread of coronavirus, from Sat 14 March 2020 both the theme-café and the museum will be temporarily closed until 4 April 2020.

With this (unfortunate) message we would like to thank all our good customers in advance for re-booking (their groups) once we are open again.

It will be a difficult time for everyone in the sector.

We appreciate your understanding, enthusiasm for Hooge Crater Museum and for your continued support after this closing period.

With our sincere thanks and best wishes for your health,

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Ilse & Niek


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Discover the last witness of the Great War; mine craters, trenches, pillboxes, etc... with the free walking-app you can discover all the war relics around the museum. Available on Google play or Apple store. A must visit!


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In the new wing of the museum one can watch an original film shot in 1917 at Hooge and the Menin Road.

Don't miss this chance to visit our new exhibition: 'From Hooge to Hell'!.

FREE WIFI at the theme-caf

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From now there is a free WIFI-spot in the café, to give our customers a good service before or after their visit to the museum.

Visitors Centre :

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The Ypres Salient: 'The landscape now as a witness of then'.

During 'The Great war' the Ypres Salient was the longest unchanged frontline in Flanders. Consequently it was one of the most dreaded battlefields of the Western Front. More than 50 nationalities were involved in the 4 years lasting trench war near Ypres.

The last witness
One hundred years after the great cataclysm, the landscape is the last witness of the conflict. Rightly so the In Flanders Fields Museum focuses on the landscape of the ypres Salient. From the belfrey-tower the visitor can now enjoy a splendid view of the area.

The Ypres Salient today: one visitors centre, three entry points with various walking routes, two cycling tours, one car route.

A film with historical material ( films, areal photography, documents and witnesses) at each entry point, introduces the historical events from the point of view of the landscape today and puts the visitor on his way to explore the several eyecatchers along the route (walking and cycling routes).

Entry Point South

See www.2014-18.com for more information.

Entry Point Easth

At Hooge Crater Museum & theme café Menin Road
World War 1?
A comprehensive and instructive museum opposite Hooge Crater Cemetery.

  • The originating of the front and events in the centre of the salient.
  • The château parks in the Ypres Salient: before the war the area was dotted with dozens of summer cottages, small and huge châteaus, often surrounded with superb parks. Almost all of them were destroyed during the war. The remnants still visible today are interpreted via an interactive 'multi-touch device' offering information about the parks before the war, during their destruction, and after the war.

Entry Point North

See www.2014-18.com for more information.

Combi-ticket for groups

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For groups of more than 20 people a combi-ticket is now available offering a lot of facilities.

  • Museum ticket
  • One consumption
  • Double ploughman's lunch (cheese, ham or pâté with fresh vegetables)

All this for the price of 11 Euro pp!