About The Somme 1916 Museum

The Somme 1916 Museum is part of the Circuit of Remembrance, a tour of the Picardie region of France dedicated to the Battle of the Somme. The Battle of the Somme was one of the most brutal battles of the First World War.

Based in a former crypt in the town of Albert which later acted as a Second World War underground shelter, The Somme 1916 Museum displays a series of exhibits relating to the Battle of the Somme, including original weaponry, uniforms and equipment as well as looking at the experiences of the soldiers in the trenches.

The Somme 1916 Museum uses a variety of methods to try and recreate soldiers’ lives, immersing visitors in the experience with imagery, sound effects and lighting. Guided tours are available in English, French and German as are films in the museum’s projection room.


TAGS: WW1 Battlefields in France

Related Places

Historial de la Grande Guerre

Historial de la Grande Guerre is a museum near the site of the Battle of the Somme and focused on the social effects of World War I.

Explore

Somme battlefields

The Somme battlefields in France are a series of sites where the Battle of the Somme was fought during World War I.

Explore

Le P’tit Train de la Haute Somme

Le P’tit Train de la Haute Somme is a reconstruction of the supply line used by allied forces in France during World War I.

Explore

The Franco Australian Museum

The Franco Australian Museum in the Picardie region of France explores the contributions and experiences of Australian troops during World War I.

Explore

Comments (0)