Carriere Wellington, Arras

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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The network of underground tunnels known as Carriere Wellington played a major role in taking enemy lines in the Battle of Arras in 1917, and helped save the lives of many soldiers. Miles of tunnels dug beneath the Arras countryside became command posts, kitchens, sleeping quarters, and even a hospital, protecting around 24,000 Allied troops. Start your trip to Arras by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Yet another aspect - probably unknown to many - of WW1. Plenty of info online, but the important bit: the guided tour was excellent with a good English-speaking guide (my French is OK but not quite... 
    Yet another aspect - probably unknown to many - of WW1. Plenty of info online, but the important bit: the guided tour was excellent with a good English-speaking guide (my French is OK but not quite...  more »
  • After a little difficulty finding the centre car park we arrived an a fairly plain exterior. Inside we were given a warm welcome by attentive and knowledgeable staff, who as soon as they realised... 
    After a little difficulty finding the centre car park we arrived an a fairly plain exterior. Inside we were given a warm welcome by attentive and knowledgeable staff, who as soon as they realised...  more »
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  • A superbly presented experience of First World War history with a great mix of audiovisual presentation and in-person guide. The context of the site and time is well explained to allow the visitor to get the most from the experience. It was interesting to explore an aspect of First World War tactics I was less familiar with. Highly recommended.
  • Impactful museum. Very helpful tour guide who was able to give an excellent tour of the mines in both English and French

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