Schools


Educational packages are available for schools. There are various educational options for both primary and secondary schools. These can be consulted online.
For reservations or additional questions, please contact us.


Entrance


Entrance Fees

  • Students :€ 3 / person
  • Teachers :free (1 per 10 pupils)
  • Storyteller :€ 30 / hour
  • Visit to trenches :€ 1 / person (only on reservation)
  • Museum visit + drink :€ 5,5 / person

Primary schools (6 - 12 years)

Out and about with the Hooge Boys

The visit has been tailored to primary school children. In the museum, the signs are placed at eye level and written with simple words. In addition, it is an interactive and playful tour with fun assignments. In every aspect, the visit is worthwhile and child-friendly. The visit can be requested with or without a guide. Each pupil also receives a free return ticket to return with the whole family. The child gets the chance to follow in the Hooge Boys' footsteps, and to be their own guide through the museum.

This educational package is designed for primary school teachers and is best consulted before a trip to Ypres. This booklet contains learning outcomes, practical information for the museum visit, an overview of what happened around and at the Hooge, what the pupils can expect and tips for combining a visit with other attractions.




For reservations or additional questions, please contact us.

Secondary Schools (12-19 years)

"The Last Witnesses"

A visit to Hooge Crater Museum is highly interesting to all secondary school pupils. You can opt for a guided interactive discovery with a storytelling guide or for a visit in which the pupils themselves use a worksheet to discover the fascinating stories and exceptional objects in the museum and the film room. Teachers can find more information in the educational package via the link at the bottom of this page.

The absolute advantage of "the best private WWI museum" is that within a radius of only 1 km you can still find a diverse range of impressive war traces in the landscape. Apart from the museum with film room, the pupils can also learn from the information boards and the film report of the touristic entry point near the museum; in the museum garden original British and German trenches can be seen with a breathtaking view of the front line; some 650 metres further you can explore the crater forest with authentic mine craters and two monuments and on the way back you can admire the original emergency accommodation "Barak de Vinck" from 1919. You can finish off at the fourth largest British cemetery in the world: the Hooge Crater Cemetery with some 6000 graves.

You can also let a storyteller guide you through the landscape. Contact Niek for more information: niek@hoogecrater.com

Do you prefer to work out a theme yourself that was dealt with at school? Let us know, we will be happy to work out an adapted programme together with you.

In the cosy museum café, you can have lunch before or after your visit with your own picnic, but we can also provide lunch for the whole group.





For reservations or additional questions, please contact us.