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TARIFS 2019

Visite guidée des champs de bataille:

- 2h30 = 90 € / car

- 3h00 = 100 € / car

- 3h30 = 115 € / car

Plus de sites, sur demande

Entrée Musée 

- 6 € / pers. (1 accompagnateur gratuit pour 10 payants)

OPTION

- visite guidée du musée = 50 € / groupe de 25 pers.

 

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Our Somme 1916 Museum is a "Must-see" of the Somme Battlefields attractions. It is located inside a tunnel that dates back to the 13th century, rehabilitated into an air-raid shelter in 1938.

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The museum opened its doors on the 1st of July 1992 following repairs and rehabilitation, and it’s at 10m below ground, after having descended the 63 steps into a 250m long gallery, that you may discover the life of our soldiers in the trenches during the 1st of July 1916 offensive.

With an exceptionally rich collection, you will discover our display cases presenting various objects, material and weapons used in that period. The display cases also allow for better understanding of evolution in weaponry and the appearance of new technologies such as gas and tanks… 15 scenes  displaying the trenches allow for a very grasping reality, to understand the lives of the French, British and German soldiers during World War I, by different scenes such as : 

  

* The hardship the wounded would have endured represented in the First Aid Post scene. 

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* The cold, the mud and the rats represented in the winter scene. 

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*At rest, apart from briefings and training, distractions were numerous. Letter writing, society games, trench art confection etc… 

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Mannequins are brought to life through twelve realistic scenes. You will relive the harsh reality of soldiers and understand how this conflict marked our region.

The visit ends in a corridor where a light and sound effect will recreate the atmosphere of a night under bombings would have been like. Then you will reach our souvenir gift shop, where you will find a large variety of poppy food products, tableware, museum souvenir objects, and books in French and English as well as militaria collections…

 

A new exhibition hall named the Gallery of Heroes, presents in a fun way, the lives of nine outstanding soldiers which had distinguished themselves during that period !  

  

Gallery of Heroes

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The old souvenir shop of 48m² has been transformed in the « Gallery of heroes » dedicated to nine heroes who had distinguished themselves during the Great War. A result of our latest research

 

- MAX PECHSTEIN                         

German expressionist artist/painter who fought in the Somme in 1916.

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- PERCY HERBERT CHERRY

Australian Officer who fought in the Somme at Pozieres.

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- JOHN MC CRAE

Poet, Canadian doctor, he is the author of “Flanders Fields”.

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- LUCIEN LABY                            

French doctor, who kept a war diary.

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- SADI LECOINTE                        

French aviation pioneer with numerous records. 

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- MARCELLE SEMMER                  

French nurse, brave and bold.

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- GEORGES BUTTERWORTH        

Compositor, musical critic and English collector.

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- BERTHE MOUCHETTE              

French painter and art teacher, she participated to many reconstruction actions in the Somme.

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- PAUL HANNECART                 

French soldier (The poilu – hairy ones)

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Come and discover their full stories in this highly referred to area of our museum!

This highly educational and fun area will captivate and give visitors aninterest for History. 

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CLASSIC TOUR 2Hrs 30min

(Departure and return from Albert – a 30 km tour with your bus) 

 

 

 Visited Sites :


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- Meet your guide on arrival at the museum and then head to the battlefields.

 

- Just 3kms from Albert, discover the Lochnagar Mine Crater at La Boisselle.

 

- Then, go toThiepval to discover the Franco-British Memorial to the Missing.

 

- The tour passes by the Ulster Tower and ends with a visit to Newfoundland Park at Beaumont-Hamel where you may discover its trenches. 

 

PRICE:

90 

One guide per bus (The bus remains at your expense)

Explanations are made in the bus and on each proposed visited site.  You may read more about each site in the “individual” tab – “Sites to visit”.

 

CLASSIC + FRICOURT 3Hrs

 (Departure and return from Albert – 45km tour with your bus)

 

 

Visited Sites:   

     

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Meet your guide on arrival at the museum and then head to the battle Fields.

 

- Arrival just a few mintues later at the German Cemetery of Fricourt.

 

- Direction towards the Lochnagar Mine Crater at La Boisselle.

 

-  Then to Thiepval to discover the Franco-British Memorial to the Missing.

 

- The tour passes by the Ulster Tower and ends with a visit to Newfoundland Park at Beaumont-Hamel where you may discover its trenches. 

 

 

PRICE:

100 € 

One guide per bus (The bus remains at your expense)

Explanations are made in the bus and on each proposed visited site.  You may read more about each site in the “individual” tab – “Sites to visit”.

 

CLASSIC + LONGUEVAL 3Hrs 30min

(Departure and return from Albert – 54km tour with your bus)

 Visited Sites:  

 

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- Meet your guide on arrival at the museum and then head to the battle Fields.

 

- Just 3kms from Albert, discover the Lochnagar Mine Crater at La Boisselle.

 

- Arrival at the South African Memorial of Longueval.

 

- Then to Thiepval to discover the Franco-British Memorial to the Missing.

 

- The tour passes by the Ulster Tower and ends with a visit to Newfoundland Park at Beaumont-Hamel where you may discover its trenches.

 

 

PRICE:

115 €

One guide per bus (The bus remains at your expense)

Explanations are made in the bus and on each proposed visited site.  You may read more about each site in the “individual” tab – “Sites to visit”.

 NOTE: A 50% surcharge will be applied to the prices of tours, Sundays and holidays.

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