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Sanctuary Wood

Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I totally agree with the comments about the lack of information, but that said the first thing that you come across is the stereoscopic viewers which it would be possible to spend a very long time looking at. They were very mixed and contrasting pictures,...More

Thank Kate h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i spent the morning here and found it the best allround museum i visited ,the inside is only 2 rooms but the photos inside the wooden boxes are fantastic,outside lots of artifacts and the trenches and bomb craters are a must see,on the way out...More

Thank reactmac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here and found this to be very real. It brings you close to the battlefield in a way sometimes larger attractions cant. The museum here is also very informative. Nice staff and very nice coffee.

Thank fergus m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrive at sanctuary wood and there you are in 1914-1918. Trenches as they were then shell craters splintered trees just imagine what it would be like under fire in dirty clothes and muddy water

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stretch of WW1 trenches retained by the owner of the property and his family since 1918. A museum contains a large collection of WW1 memorabilia. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk around WW! untouched trenches give you an insight into what it must have been like as 'home' to those poor suffering men/boys 100 years ago. An attached museum is full of WW1 artifacts from surrounding area/photo's/information/other.

Thank l_bea001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, the trenches give an excellent insight into the way the trenches were formed on the front. However without any signposting or information on offer anywhere you just have to work it out for yourself. The museum itself is just a lot of kit and...More

Thank RosieandjimHull
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this ww1 site back in March and it really opened my eyes to what it was like over a 100 years ago,some people say it hasn't got real trenches and they were dug for the tourism trade years ago,but they looked pretty real to...More

1  Thank jonh196921
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

A area of la d with a museum attached that shows war for what it really is there is some of the trenches left along with some horrific photographs.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My history loving family loved the trenches and the tunnel. You must have wellies or shoes you don't mind getting a little muddy if you enter the trenches or tunnel. The museum is a bit dated and smells of smoke, but don't let that stop...More

Thank nicmccormick
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11 July 2017|
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Response from 466Richard789466 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but on greatwar website the hours are 0900 to 1800. When we were there in late May it opened promptly at 0900.