In Flanders Field Museum Tours

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The In Flanders Field Museum is a World War I museum is located in a famous cloth hall in the center of Ypres, Belgium. The major theme of the museum is the consequences of war. Mirrors are used to inspire visitors to examine how we look at the past, how and why we remember, and how we view the nations involved in World War I. The museum encourages visitors to reflect on the major historical events as well as the personal stories of individuals. Visitors will learn about how the war affected the lives of thousands of people of different nationalities who were involved in the war. The museum also has a heavy focus on how the war affected West Flanders and the city of Ypres. 

Visitors receive a poppy bracelet for a one euro deposit when they enter the museum. The bracelet has a microchip in it which tells the stories of four individuals, in the language you choose, as you walk through the exhibits in the museum. You can also climb 231 steps to the top of the bell tower for views of the city and the Ypres Salient battlefields. 

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The In Flanders Field Museum is located at Grote Markt 34. Opening hours are daily from 10am to 6pm April 1st to November 15th and Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm November 16 to March 31. Admission is 9 euros for adults. The bell tower costs 2 euros.
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Address: Grote Markt 34, Ypres, Belgium
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Admission: Adults: 9 euros
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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Bruges

Delve into the poignant history of World War I on a full-day tour of the Flanders Battlefields from Bruges. Follow in the footsteps of soldiers with an accomplished historical guide and visit moving memorials that immortalize soldiers lost in battles. Gaze at endless rows of graves at the German Military Cemetery; revitalize with a traditional Belgian lunch at a local restaurant; and visit Flanders’ Field Museum to see exhibitions that speak eloquently of the area’s turbulent past. Conclude your emotionally stirring tour by experiencing a Last Post Ceremony in Ypres.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels

Discover the poignant history of World War I on a moving full-day tour to the Flanders battlefields from Brussels. Visit the impressive monuments that commemorate the lives of fallen soldiers and admire the natural splendor of the Belgian countryside as you travel. Listen to fascinating commentary from an expert guide as you see graves that immortalize those killed in the world’s first major conflict; reflect in the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves and the German Military Cemetry of Vladslo then revitalize with a delicious lunch at a nice restaurant. Enrich your historical knowledge at the Flanders’ Field Museum then feel your soul stir during a poignant Last Post ceremony in Ypres.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Viator Exclusive: Private World War I Flanders Battlefields Tour from Brussels

To commemorate over a century since World War I began and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele (1917), take a poignant private tour of the Flanders battlefields from Brussels. During this Viator Exclusive tour, venture to a selection of cemeteries to see moving collections of graves that memorialize fallen soldiers. See where McCrae was inspired to write his influential poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ and witness a moving tribute to the deceased at a Last Post Ceremony in Ypres. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour, the itinerary of which can be tailored according to your interests, and appreciate the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Brussels hotel.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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