War Museum Hooglede
(Belgium - West Flanders - Hooglede)
Inside this museum the local war history of Hooglede is shown, the First and the second World War have their own exhibit in separate rooms.
The museum opened its doors on November 21th 2009. It is located in the basement of the library and there is a ability to wheelchair users via an elevator. The museum is arranged in three rooms with information on the local war history. The first area is about the battle of 10 to 13 June 1794 between France and Austria. The second area is about the war 1914 - 1918 with focus on Shy Monday, 19/10/1914, the German occupation, the air war, the liberation of the German offensive and miltary cemeteries. The third room is about the war 1940 - 1945 with focus on the events of May 1940, the German billeting, the air war, the V-1 site, the liberation by the Poles on September 7th 1944, and the belly landing of a B-17 bomber on September 28th 1944. The museum has a number 24 check boxes with objects and documents from this period are listed by themes such as collaboration, Allied and German militaria. To give it all more fun there are dioramas of puppets and equipment placed in an appropriate setting.
Entrance of the museum is free and only possible during the opening-hours of the library.
For current visiting hours, please contact the museum.
- Text: Fedor de Vries & Dirk Verhelst
- Photos: Dirk Verhelst
Address and contactinformation
- Marktplaats 24
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