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
This is an excellent privately curated museum of the 1st world war. Full of exhibits and information. Its small but well worth a visit if you are interested in the battles around Ypres and...
This is an excellent privately curated museum of the 1st world war. Full of exhibits and information. Its small but well worth a visit if you are interested in the battles around Ypres and... more »
This World War 1 museum with attached cafe is well worth a visit. Lots of information, exhibits and a video to watch. The attached cafe has friendly staff and tasty food.
This World War 1 museum with attached cafe is well worth a visit. Lots of information, exhibits and a video to watch. The attached cafe has friendly staff and tasty food. more »
Great little museum which takes 30-60 mins to get through. Massive collection of memorabilia but even better is it a good mix of German memorabilia as well. Great 15 min video about the area and the flow of the war. Also has a good restaurant /cafe on site.
Was originally heading to sanctuary woods but it looked closed. We wouldn't have time for both so glad we ended up here. Good well presented collection and nice little cafe with friendly staff.
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