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101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne

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Address: Avenue de la Gare 11, Bastogne, Belgium
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+32 61 50 12 00
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The best museum in the area

This museum is focused exclusively on the 101th Airborne. Compared to the Mardasson museum, it offers a glimpse of what went on in and around Bastogne, not so much of the Ardennes... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is focused exclusively on the 101th Airborne. Compared to the Mardasson museum, it offers a glimpse of what went on in and around Bastogne, not so much of the Ardennes offensive as such. The diaporamas are also far better than the ones in Mardasson. Here, the diaporamas have been modelled on photographs from 44/45 and the models look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first room sets the scene with large scale maps to show the extent of the German offensive in December 1944. The quantity and quality of the exhibits is exceptional. It gives an authenticity to the visit. Probably the best museum I have visited in Bastogne. Well worth a few hours.

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Thank Wolframuk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting show case of memorabilia from all sides of military. Lots of stairs to climb to reach each floor

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I was staying in Bastogne for a few days in-between Christmas and New Year, I was doing a short Battle of the Bulge tour including Bastogne. The museum was top class, one of the best I have attended, some top class excellent exhibits. The basement experience was amazing, loved every minute. Shame I could not have stayed longer, but it... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I've never seen such an eclectic collection of WW2 items! They have everything here. Also, a shop and an 'air-raid bunker' downstairs which gives a terrifying realistic recreation of the sights and sounds of an actual bombing raid. Located within walking distance of the centre of Bastgne too. No excuse not to visit this gem!

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Thank Spottsworth
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really enjoyed this museum. Some museums can be a bit naff but wasn't like that at all here. Lots of great exhibits and photos. The basement lets you experience what it would of been like to wait out during an air raid and is quite moving. The museum was only 8 euros to get in which was a bargain. Staff... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit. Very interesting and informative. Excellent exhibits and information. The cellar experience is excellent and you really feel as if you just sat through a bombing raid This place is great value for money

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Don't miss the 101 Airborne museum, it tells a powerful story about the battles during WW2 and the US influence in the area. The exhibits are static but it tells a lot about how it was especially during the winter. There is a coffee shop and a gift shop as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

As the granddaughter of Gen.George S.Patton Jr. with military lineage on every side I highly recommend this museum as a jewel in the crown of its genre! I was inspired to deliver my grandfather's crop and other personal items for their display and although he was not in the 101st, he was a soldiers soldier and SOLDIERS are what this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

My grandfather was a ww2 101st veteran. This was my first stop after checking in to the hotel. A small but wonderful museum, the collection of artifacts is impressive. I'll be going back next year.

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