Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

First World War

The battle of Passchendaele raged outside of Ieper from June to November 1917. Over 300,000 soldiers of the British Empire and over 260,000 Germans were casualties of this terrible battle. The Memorial Museum Paesschendaele tells their story in the broader context of the broader history of the fighting around Ieper during WWII.  It includes reconstructed trenches and dugouts to help the visitor "feel" what the war was like for the men who served and died there.  It also includes an "America House" highlighting the American contribution in WWI and an American section in the "poppy garden."