Sanctuary Wood Museum

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About Sanctuary Wood Museum, Bruges

The Sanctuary Wood Museum Hill 62, 3 km (1.9 mi) east of Ypres, Belgium is a private museum located in the neighbourhood of the Canadian Hill 62 Memorial and the Sanctuary Wood Cemetery. The museum is owned by Jacques Schier, the grandson of the farmer who founded the museum and owned the site of the museum since before World War I and left it as he had founded it. It has a collection of World War ] items, including a rare collection of 3-dimensional photographs, weapons, uniforms and bombs. A preserved section of the British trench lines is located behind the museum. The museum also has a small bar, café and gift shop.


Overview of Sanctuary Wood Museum

This article refers Sanctuary Wood Museum in Bruges, Belgium. If you have enough time to explore the interiors of the city, you will pass by Sanctuary Wood Museum.

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Address: Canadalaan 26, 8902 Ieper, Belgium

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Explore Flanders’ World War I battlefields on a full-day tour from Bruges, following in the footsteps of soldiers from around the world. With an expert guide at your side, put the scale of Belgian’s WWI battles into a semblance of perspective with visits to poignant memorials in the area around Ypres. Discover dignified tributes at sites like the German Military Cemetery of Vladslo and Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, and then relax over lunch in Passchendaele’s Old Cheese Factory. Visit In Flanders’ Field Museum, and finish by attending the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres.

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  • This is incredible and very moving. All trenches are still place in the woods and there concrete tunnels to explore. The museums is very quirky with an extensive archive of slides on old wooden viewing projectors.

  • Very good place. Well worth a visit. The displays in side are fantastic but once you are outside it just gets better. The trench is much longer and bigger than I thought and the tunnel is big to but not very tall so for any tall people it is a long tunnel to bend down in bt worth it.

  • Amazing collection of artifacts and photographs I have never seen before. The collection of stereograph images were especially fascinating and horrifying... like nothing I've seen in any WW1 publication. Wish there was more info posted about items, in the often crowded cabinets. Still, the collection and preserved trenches were amazingly fascinating to look at.

  • Museum has a good collection of uniforms and weapons that were used in the trenches as well as some less well known armour and improvised weapons. Also has a good collection of trench art and in the second house a collection of posters and home front bits and bobs. Very little explanation of what you are looking at but that is what google is for these days! Outside are preserved trenches and dug outs with tunnels connecting various trenches. Gives a very good idea of the nasty conditions on the front line.

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  • Officially the worst museum I've ever been to (and I'm not a complainer/frequent bad reviewer).Extremely surprised that it has so many positive reviews.we were on a cycle tour of Flanders and the route between Kortrijk and Ypres took us near here.we were really looking forward to it; to see the preserved trenches and shell holes and to understand what happened at Hill 62.we were so disappointed.we learned absolutely nothing from the museum.there were lots of WW1 memorabilia in cases (e.g. uniforms, equipment, weaponry) and harrowing photographs but absolutely no information to accompany them (in any language). Some of the displays were very odd indeed - part of the museum which is inside of a small (modern) house contains dummies in outfits not at all tastefully done e.g. An obvioualy female mannequin has a felt moustache stuck on her face; a uniformed torso with no limbs sits jauntily on the floor... The trenches are well preserved but again there is no information to tell us about what the position at Hill 62 was for / what the aims were / who was involved / what the actual conditions were like (it's towards the foot of a hill so seems an unusual position). Feels like someone collected a lot of stuff and decided to try to make money out of it,putting in limited thought/effort. Had the museum been cheaper, I might have been a little more forgiving in my review.As it stands its only a fraction less expensive than the In Flanders Fields museum in Ypres which was absolutely excellent. It seems a real shame when there is clearly an interesting story to tell here and it honestly wouldn't take too much effort to gives visitors information to give context to the exhibits (and to arrange for some more tasteful/appropriate mannequins).

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