Sanctuary Wood Museum (Hill 62)
26 Canadalaan, Ieper, Belgium
057 46 63 73
Sanctuary Wood Museum (Hill 62) Ieper Reviews
Original trenches and bomb craters that truly reflect the war Aug 05, 2012
First let me say that if you are in Ieper you owe it to yourself to visit this place. It may not be very informative in regards to elaborate markers and historical detail, but the massive amount of World War I material displayed at this museum and the woods with the trenches and craters laying behind it are a must-see even for those that don't live and breath history.
The museum is an odd mix of original pictures, helmets, weapons, shells, uniforms, and other artifacts. Nothing is described, nothing is named. The museum is privately owned. Maybe try ask the owner some questions about his odd collection. We gathered that the place has been handed from generation to generation since the war.
The small piece of woods behind the museum shows original British trenches and bomb craters left behind my artillery attacks which are now filled with water.
Words can not describe how it feels to stand on this land. You have to see it for yourself. It looks like it happened as recently as a few years ago. But it's been nearly 100 years. The land seems frozen in time.
Be respectful when you visit. People have lost their lives here.
If you go to Google Maps and look at the location and surrounding fields you will see small water filled holes which are also remainders of the war.
Part of the Belgium-France-Luxembourg Road Trip 2012 travel blog
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