1917, Total War in Flanders


Lijssenthoek Visitors Centre

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Visitors Centre, PoperingeAn info-module in the visitors centre next to the imposing Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery tells the story of the preparation of this hospital site in the run-up to the Third Battle of Ypres. Nothing was left to chance, resulting in a tangible sense of 'the calm before the storm'. The full ferocity of this storm, when it finally broke, is best evidenced by the sheer scale of the site, the number of casualties it dealt with and the growing size of the neighbouring cemetery in the terrible summer of 1917.

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Visitors Centre
Boescheepseweg 35A
8970 Poperinge

Opening hours:
daily from 09.00 to 18.00
Entrance fee:
entrance to the visitors centre is free

More info:
WWI Cell Poperinge
Gasthuisstraat 67 
8970 Poperinge

Poperinge Tourism
Grote Markt 1
8970 Poperinge
T. +32 (0)57 34 66 76

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