Hooge Crater Museum News

New exhibition 01/05/2019

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100 years ago in 1919 the first inhabitants returned to the Hooge, and the region around Ypres.

How do they rebuild their lives? In what kind of "houses" do they live? How do they make the soil fertile again? And are there any tourists in 1919? From 01/05 you will learn all this in a new exhibition; "Hooge in 1919" Come and see that!


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On Sunday 31/03/2019 there is a passage from the well-known Ghent-Wevelgem.

Come and enjoy the race live on a big screen, and experience the final on the Meenseweg from the first row! Race, beer, and sausages, and a super ambience! Make sure you're there! From 2 pm.


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Discover the last witness of the Great War; mine craters, trenches, pillboxes, etc... with the free walking-app you can discover all the war relics around the museum. Available on Google play or Apple store. A must visit!


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In the new wing of the museum one can watch an original film shot in 1917 at Hooge and the Menin Road.

Don't miss this chance to visit our new exhibition: 'From Hooge to Hell'!.

FREE WIFI at the theme-café

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From now there is a free WIFI-spot in the café, to give our customers a good service before or after their visit to the museum.

Visitors Centre :

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The Ypres Salient: 'The landscape now as a witness of then'.

During 'The Great war' the Ypres Salient was the longest unchanged frontline in Flanders. Consequently it was one of the most dreaded battlefields of the Western Front. More than 50 nationalities were involved in the 4 years lasting trench war near Ypres.

The last witness
One hundred years after the great cataclysm, the landscape is the last witness of the conflict. Rightly so the In Flanders Fields Museum focuses on the landscape of the ypres Salient. From the belfrey-tower the visitor can now enjoy a splendid view of the area.

The Ypres Salient today: one visitors centre, three entry points with various walking routes, two cycling tours, one car route.

A film with historical material ( films, areal photography, documents and witnesses) at each entry point, introduces the historical events from the point of view of the landscape today and puts the visitor on his way to explore the several eyecatchers along the route (walking and cycling routes).

Entry Point South

See www.2014-18.com for more information.

Entry Point Easth

At Hooge Crater Museum & theme café Menin Road
World War 1?
A comprehensive and instructive museum opposite Hooge Crater Cemetery.

  • The originating of the front and events in the centre of the salient.
  • The château parks in the Ypres Salient: before the war the area was dotted with dozens of summer cottages, small and huge châteaus, often surrounded with superb parks. Almost all of them were destroyed during the war. The remnants still visible today are interpreted via an interactive 'multi-touch device' offering information about the parks before the war, during their destruction, and after the war.

Entry Point North

See www.2014-18.com for more information.

Combi-ticket for groups

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For groups of more than 20 people a combi-ticket is now available offering a lot of facilities.

  • Museum ticket
  • One consumption
  • Double ploughman's lunch (cheese, ham or pâté with fresh vegetables)

All this for the price of 10 Euro pp!

New exhibition 'From Hooge to Hell'

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New exhibits based on the tragic events at Hooge and Bellewaerde Ridge can be watched: tanks on the Menin Road, Royal Engineers in Railway Wood, German pioneers in Hooge Crater. In short, an instructive walk through the history of one of the most dangerous and hottest spots on the Western Front in World War 1: Hooge!!