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The Plugstreet 14-18 Expérience, an interpretative centre on the First World War in Comines

  • Visit the interpretative centre on the Great War, Plugstreet 14-18 in Ploegstreet
  • Plugstreet 14-18 Expérience, an interpretative centre on the First World War
  • Plugstreet 14-18 Expérience, an interpretative centre on the First World War
  • Visit the interpretative centre on the Great War, Plugstreet 14-18 in Ploegstreet
  • Museum & discovery

Want to know more about the first world war in Wallonia? Visit the Plugstreet 14-18 experience, by the British Memorial in Ploegsteert.

This interpretative centre of the Great War is a semi-underground structure, topped by an elegant glass pyramid and surrounded by woods.

The journey through time

This amazing museum boasts a 400 metres square scenic space, using cutting-edge technology, touch screens, animations... to present the British and German positions in Comines-Warneton as well as the civilians and soldiers’ life in a region torn by the war and 4 years of occupation. An interactive, human approach that proves rather moving to visitors.

Archival documents, unseen before, are on show and explained in 4 languages: Dutch, French, English and German. The Australian government helped put together 3 themes linked to this country's soldiers: the battle of Messine, the catacombs and the 1917-18 winter.

The interpretative centre regularly hosts local and travelling exhibitions.

After visiting the museum, visitors can take a walk in the area, and see the remaining traces of the war in the landscape or travel to the nearby memorials in Ploegsteert, Warneton and Comines.

 

The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.