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Route de Ginchy, 80360 Longueval, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this memorial to pass some time on the way to the ferry port at Calais. My grandfather was one of the few South Africans to survive Delville Woods and so this place has a special significance for me. The memorial/museum is very...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Easy free car park leads onto toilets before you get the the memorial. At one of the most famous WW1 battle sites a museum leads you into the reasons why SA troops were in France, stories and first hand accounts and then effects of the...More

Thank casbrown
Reviewed 12 August 2018

A very well presented and cared for memorial park and museum, the history and interpretation are excellent to set the scene of the reasons why and the effect of the battle at Delville Wood from á SA position, the monument is breathtaking and well worth...More

Thank paul g
Reviewed 5 August 2018

very moving place. South Africans fought and died to protect the motherland England from the Bosch. so sad place of glory and sacrafice.

Thank eddieprice13
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The monument is very impressive and the museum is well worth a visit if you are in the Somme area. The visit is free and the museum contains displays showing the involvement of all South Africans in the Great War.

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This display, while remaining true to the “they gave their today for our tomorrow” theme so prevalent in the memorials of the area, unflinchingly commemorates the unsung heroes - the porters, stretcher bearers, nurses and those who were denied access to weapons due to racial...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We visited here five years ago and in the intervening period much improvement has taken place. Delville Wood War Memorial commemorates the efforts that South African troops made in one of the bloodiest parts of the Somme Battle. More a place of reflection than a...More

Thank jkerfoot
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This was unexpectedly good and moving. It's a unique combination of serene architecture, powerful sculptures and great displays with top class explanations. We learnt so much about the South African involvement in WW1 and of course the courage of their troops in the successful battle...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This memorial and museum are really special. The memorial is incredibly moving, as it is set in the regrown wood, and the museum really informative, giving a fantastic overview of the part played by all South Africans in the First and Second World Wars. The...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were with a friend who’d spent a significant part of her life in South Africa. South Africans (black and white), ANZACS, Tommies, Canadians, French, Moroccans, it matters not, the slaughter was unimaginable. And lets not forget the Germans ... This place is very moving...More

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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free The site is open all year but the memorial closes in December and January. There is plenty of free parking at the information centre / museum. Hope this helps. There is a useful website - type in... More
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Julie R
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Response from Jamie H | Reviewed this property |
The center was still closed for refurbishment when I visited. The website listed on this page has updates.
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