The In Flanders’ Fields Museum is devoted to the study of World War I and occupies the second floor of the Cloth Hall, Ypres in Belgium. The building was virtually destroyed by artillery fire during the Battles of Ypres and has been reconstructed. The curator, Piet Chielens, is a World War I historian. The museum is named for the famous poem by Canadian John McCrae.

Visitors to the museum will find no glorification of war; rather the museum suggests the futility of war, especially as seen in Flanders in World War I.


In Flanders Fields Museum
Halle aux Draps Grote Markt 34
B-8900 Ieper
Tél. : 00 32 (0)57 239 220
Fax : 00 32 (0)57 239 275
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Flanders Fields Museum