Flanders Field Museum, Ieper

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    Flanders Field museum

    by Luchonda Updated Mar 13, 2006

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    Why i made this report : Ypres and the Flanders Field Museum is a war museum with a message of peace - i hope it will remember the future.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
    John Mc Crae - May 1915 - a Canadian soldier who wrote this poem
    BTW -i pictured this pictures in the museum !

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    The museum as collective memory

    by Luchonda Updated Mar 13, 2006

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    The "In Flanders Fields Museum " wants to confront its visitors. With the past, as well as with the present, with the story of one particular war in a particular place - "de Westhoek of Belgium" but also with the universal theme of the war that rages almost everywhere in this small world. Beiroet... Vietnam...Dublin...Dresden...Hiroshima...Leningrad...Bastogne...
    Sarajewo... Warsaw .. and go on

    De Westhoek remembers the dead of the great war in so many cemeteries and monuments that we tend to forget those who survived and had to live on with the physical and mental scars. Pay homage to the survivors aswell.

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    Museum "In Flander's Fields"

    by myriam_c Written Jan 30, 2005

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    A very interesting interactive and audiovisual museum in the centre of the small city. The museum tells the history of the city of Ieper and the whole area (Westhoek) during the Great War (WWI). It tells the story of ordinary men and women, citizens and soldiers, young and old, in fact it could have been the story about you and me.
    When you enter the museum you will get a small card with a name on it. Throughout the museum you will be able to retrace the life of the person whose name is on your card by introducing the card into three interactive booths.
    What I learned from this museum (and from the area in general): WE MUST NEVER FORGET.

    The museum is open every day from April to September from 10 am to 6 pm - from October to March from 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Mondays.
    Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day and the first three weeks after the Christmas Holidays in Belgium.
    Ticketsale stops one hour before closing time

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    Feel and smell the atmosphere of the Great War

    by Martinewezel Written Jan 30, 2005

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    This museum is really a must when you intend to explore the region of WWI.

    When paying the entrance fee, you get a “ID” card of a person who had to go through this war. Along your visit you can put this card into one of the computers in the museum and follow this person and his experiences during the war.

    There is more to see and to do (the museum is interactive) than I can describe, but one hall impressed me very much: it’s a place where you can feel the battle at the front and in the trenches.
    A dark room with a mist of smoke making your nose and your eyes sting, sounds of bombing and gunshots followed by shouts and moans. A macabre sound and light show…

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    Museum "In Flanders Fields"

    by Mahieu Updated Aug 12, 2003

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    The "In Flanders Fields" museum is more than just a simple museum about the Great War. It is an interactive experience that takes you back to Ypres and surroundings, to one of the darkest periods in human history 1914-1918.
    In the museum, there is no dry enumeration of facts , but interactive displays enable you to experience and relive the stories of particular events. Audiovisual evocations of "No Man's land" or a field hospital let you experience the misery, anxiety, ... of the people who went through this horrible period.

    It's a really moving experience.

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    War Museum

    by irisbe Written Jun 12, 2003

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    You can't miss a visit to the War Museum!
    It is right up there in the centre, housed in the Laken Hallen.
    I don't add an entrance fee as it can change over the years and accordingly to offered reductions.
    However I can tell you that this ticket is a combined ticket with two other local musea.
    The problem is you might not get the time to visit. Not if you want to cycle around as Sarah and John (macdoggie) did on their visit.
    You can have a b-day trip ticket "train/entrance" at the trainstation should you come by train.

    I was pleased that since my previous visit 2 years ago, a lot new things were added in the museum.

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    In Flanders Fields Museum

    by Sjalen Updated Apr 30, 2003

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    This museum is on my Top Ten list of museums in Europe! Not only is it a general museum full of information on WWI but it is a sort of living memorial to something that should never be allowed to happen and something ALL Europeans are affected by - even as a Swede I was moved and urge all "neutral" Swedes to go and learn something about the terrors that our continental neighbours experienced. There is everything from the letter from the English soldier to his family at the beginning of the war (it's just like a great picnic") to blasts from shelling. You ARE in the mud towards the end...What moved me most was the installation of gas masks where they used smoke through a tube to illustrate gas. I took it from the "wrong" end and saw a modern mask first but as I made my way back to the early 1900s, there was only a hand holding a piece of cloth...
    All this in the great old medieval Cloth Hall which was blown to pieces in the war and has been carefully restored.

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    In Flanders Field Museum

    by deadites Updated Dec 12, 2004

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    Another great museum!

    Open daily 10:00 - 18:00

    Between October and March, on Tuesdays the Museum is open 10:00 - 17:00.

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    In Flanders Fields

    by Kettleman Updated Jan 27, 2003

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    Excellent museum dedicated to WW1 and the suffering of the people and the troops that spent so many years in the killing fields around Ieper.

    Well worth a visit.

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