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Belgium WW1

Belgium WW1

A moving and hugely educational experience that brings this earth shattering struggle vividly to life.

Educational Visits & Study Themes

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  • Passchendaele Museum, ‘Platoon Experience’ for students aged 14 years and over. Visit includes a guided tour of the museum with a trench experience, and a typical soldier’s lunch, followed by a walk, dressed as a soldier.
  • Trenches and block houses, Hill 62. Bayernwald and Hill 60 are some of the few places where you can walk in the trenches of the soldiers of the Great War. Take a torch and you can explore the tunnels too!
  • British and Commonwealth Cemeteries, including Tyne Cot Cemetery; the largest Commonwealth cemetery with nearly 12,000 graves.
  • Langemark German Cemetery, the only German cemetery around Ypres with approximately 44,000 graves including a mass grave with more than 24,000 soldiers, and, curiously, 3 British soldiers.
  • Talbot House and Concert Hall, in the renovated 1915 Concert Hall is the remarkable ‘Life behind the lines’ exhibition.
  • In Flanders Fields Museum, situated in the rebuilt Ypres Cloth Hall, gives you the full story of the Ypres conflict.
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