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Situated at the Heart of the Battle of the Somme (1914/1918), the Somme 1916 Museum of ALBERT traces the lives of soldiers in the trenches during the Franco-British offensive in 1916. At 10 meters below ground and 250 meters in length, you will...more
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We visited this museum on our last day in the Somme and thought it was superbly presented! Such an interesting tunnel that takes you through the different stages with such easy to read and digest information along the route. Would highly recommend!
What saves this museum is the authenticity of the artifacts it has on display. Otherwise it lacks the audiovisual and more modern methods of telling the WWI story. Still worth a visit but for a better experience of the war story I would recommend the...More
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The authenticity of our museum that you describe is a choice. We do not want to use a modern method to explain the war because the battlefields that are 2km away are the most alive ways that...More
This museum is very good, with plenty to see, though if you have been to a few WW1 museums there may not be a lot new.
Do make sure you know how to get back as the exit is not in the same place as...More
The museum tells the terrors of the Somme battle with gripping detail, including hundreds (thousands???) of artifacts, letters, cartoons, and recreations of trench life throughout.
I highly recommend visiting the museum for anyone interested, even mildly, in WWI.
I have visited this underground museum a couple of times, it is the best one on the somme in my opinion, you need around an hour or so to take it in plus there is a souvenir shop at the exit which sells genuine WW1...More
As a bit of a history person and interested in the first and second world wars I found this place quite fascinating. Underneath the church in the centre of Albert, it hides a wealth of memorability from these wars. These tunnels we also used by...More
I loved this museum. It is situated in a tunnel running under the town of Albert. The tunnel dates back to the 13th century. During WWII it was used as an air raid shelter. It sat unused from 1945-1991 when it was renovated and made...More
We visited this museum as part of a WW1 trip, when we were staying in Peronne as our base. The entrance is via the Basilica and features a huge display of British, German and French artefacts and stories from those who fought on the Somme....More
Went with friends and had the luxury of a guide. Very knowledgeable, no question too tricky. Laid out with cases of artifacts, uniforms, weapons, etc. A number of well done, full sized, dioramas and then into a trench reconstruction. Give your self plenty of time.,...More