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Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood Museum

Ypres, Flanders, Belgium

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood Museum

The Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood Museum near Ypres in Belgium contains an impressive partially restored British World War One trench system.

Located near to the original front lines, the Sanctuary Wood Trenches were left in place by the owner of the land after the war and were preserved in-situ from that time. A museum was later opened at the site and the trenches were partially-restored to ensure they survived the increasing number of visitors.

Today visitors can explore these trenches and covered passageways as well as a section of the underground tunnel system.

The Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood Museum itself is a small, family-run affair and contains a number of artefacts from the site as well as images from the war – note these images are quite graphic in places.

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