- 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.