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Tailor-made School Trips to Battlefields WW1

Reasons to Visit
Places to Stay
  • Overview

    The First World War was one of the bloodiest conflicts ever historically recorded and one of the largest wars in the world. The Great War as it was known was partly responsible for massive political changes that have stood strong to this day and the courage of the soldiers on the Battlefields of WWI is well documented.

    Therefore school trips to the WWI Battlefields will give your students a brilliant educational opportunity to really comprehend the events of 1914-1918. This educational tour will take you to some of the world’s most famous battle grounds, memorials and cemeteries in the Somme, Ypres and Verdun locations.

    Why not also look at our school trips to the Battlefields of WW2 for an unforgettable experience.

  • Reasons to Visit
    1. In Flanders Fields Museum

      The In Flanders Fields Museum presents the story of the First World War in the West Flanders front region. It is located in the renovated Cloth Halls of Ypres, a symbol of wartime hardship and recovery. The new exhibition tells stories including the invasion of Belgium, the Westhoek trench war which lasted four years and even how the war came to an end. Remembrance is of course depicted as it is essential for students to understand how important this is.

    2. Passchendaele 1917 Memorial Museum

      The British attack in 1917 incurred 500,000 casualties in just 100 days. The victory was a territorial gain of only 5 miles. Passchendaele became an international symbol of senseless military violence in its most cruel form. The Memorial Museum keeps the memory of the battle alive through images, movies and a large collection of historical artefacts.

    3. Sanctuary Wood Museum, Hill 62

      Sanctuary Wood Museum is located on the slopes of Hill 62, close to the village of Zonnebeke. It showcases a bespoke collection of World War I items, including a rare collection of 3D photos, military uniforms, artillery and bombs. Located behind the museum is a preserved section of the British trench lines, which school trips to Battlefields WWI can observe.

  • Places to stay
    • Messines Peace Village

      The Peace Village offers ample accommodation in 32 modern standard rooms with comfortable interiors as well as 8 fully wheelchair accessible rooms. Each room is furnished with its own en-suite facilities. The main building comprises a reception area, games room, restaurant, bar and conferencing facilities. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the terrace offers a stunning view of the beautiful local landscape.

    • Ypres Lodge

      Located on the outskirts of Ypres, approximately 1 mile from the town centre, this is a low rise modern hotel that has been purpose-built for school groups. 4-6 bedded rooms - all rooms are en-suite TV - dining room - games room - conference facilities.

    • Comfort Villeneuve d'Ascq

      Located in the outskirts of Villeneuve d'Ascq, a suburb of Lille. - 2 & 3 bedded rooms - All rooms with private facilities, TV and radio - Restaurant, meeting rooms.

    • Ibis Lille Tourcoing Centre

      Located in the heart of Tourcoing, a suburb to the north-east of Lille - 2 & 3 bedded rooms - All rooms with private facilities,TV & telephone - Restaurant, bar, lounge area

    • The Poppies School Hotel

      Located next to the Market Square and the Cloth Hall in Ypres, this hotel is the ideal accommodation for History tours. 3 & 4 bedded rooms -All rooms with private facilities -Breakfast room -Bar -Internet access.

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