About Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, also known as the Passchendaele Memorial Museum, is a Belgian museum dedicated to the Battle of Passchendaele.
The Battle of Passchendaele was one of numerous battles which made up the Battle of Ypres in World War One and has become an iconic symbol of the futility of war. In the Battle of Passchendaele, over half a million troops died for the sake of five miles of territory gained by the Allies from the Germans.
The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 explores the events which led up to this battle, the experiences of the soldiers who fought in it and its consequences. Using a combination of multimedia presentations, reconstructions, photographs and original objects, the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 provides a comprehensive account of this aspect of the First World War.
The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 also has a wealth of information about other sites in the area and is therefore a great place to start a tour of the Passchendaele battlefields and sites of the Battle of Ypres.