To End all Wars: 27 October to 15 November 2019 – Flanders Fields Museum
Timed with the end of the centenary of the Great War approaching, the In Flanders Fields Museumin Ypres takes a look at the real consqueneces of this great battle. The peace that ensued after the war finished ended up creating the cause of many later conflicts and so this exhibition, using unique objects and images tells that story. Drawing upon personal stories and factual documents, the temporary exhibition is both thought provoking and informative in its presentation.
Winter in Ypres Promotion: 15 November 2018 to 30 March 2019
During the winter months, Visit Ypres will be offering a special overnight discount package for visitors staying in selected hotels in Ypres at this time. A special discount booklet offering the following concessions will be offered:
* A complementary drink on arrival in their hotel as well as a free aperitive in selected restaurants ordering a meal.
* A complementary "nightwatch" walking tour.
* A complementary coffee or local beer at the In Flanders Fields Museum cafe.
Discounts on the following attractions and museums:
* In Flanders Fields entrance fee
* The Hooge Crater Museum entrance fee
* The Yper Museum entrance fee
* Saturday tours of the" De Kazematten’ Brewery for Saturday
* A selection of participating shops and chocolatiers will also apply.
Hill 80 - Debrief and Findings: 10 December 2019 Ypres
In 2015 a team of archaeologists discovered an extraordinarily well-preserved trench fortress near the village of Wijtschate in Belgium. Wijtschate had been captured by the Germans at the end of 1914, and they built a formidable fortress on a ridge top known as ‘Hill 80’.
In 1917, it was breached by the Allies during the Battle of Messines. Together with Peter Doyle, a leading British military historian, Simon Verdegem, lead archaeologist and German history expert, Robin Schäfer initiated a crowd-funded project with support from historian Dan Snow and comedian Al Murray.
The aim of the project was to excavate the site and expose the battlefield that had remained virtually untouched since the end of the war. The secrets of this dig are due to be revealed in a special presentation of findings in London and Ypres.