Trip Planner: Europe / Belgium / Flanders / West Flanders Province / Ieper (Ypres) / Hooge Crater Museum
Located near the Hooge Crater, Hooge Crater Museum commemorates the battle that formed this artificial topography. First British troops blasted a German bastion with 1,700 kg (3,748 lbs) of dynamite, and then the Allied forces attacked the remaining German troops inside the crater. The chapel housing the museum was originally built to honor the battle's fallen soldiers, but later fell into disrepair. A family purchased the property and in 1993 restored the chapel as a privately managed museum. Browse the museum's collection including weaponry, mortar shells, rare uniforms, and supplies donated by individuals and families, as well as an archival film of soldiers at Hooge. An on-site cafe offers Flemish specialties; check out the collection of "trench art"--chiseled shell cases. Use our Ieper (Ypres) trip planner to visit Hooge Crater Museum on your trip to Ieper (Ypres), and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Hooge Crater Museum Reviews
A good little museum, full of interesting artefacts and close to the gigantic mine crater ( now filled with water) which gives it its name. I enjoyed the tableaux of life at the front, particularly... more »
Hooge Crater Museum is an interesting and informative museum, which really helped me understand some of the features of the warfare in World War One. There were many visual elements to the museum... more »
This is a fantastic family owned museum that sits on the edge of a WW1 battlefield. They also have a lovely cafe that is suitable for families. Small entrance fee that is well worth paying
Brilliant museum, we have been to a few on our trip and this by far the best. It small and intimate, yet has so much to display. Very well presented. A must see for WW1 artefacts and information.
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