BASTOGNE WAR MUSEUM
Located close to the famous Mardasson Memorial, the Bastogne War Museum is the principal memorial dedicated to the Second World War in the Ardennes and Belgium. It offers a particular emphasis on the Battle of the Bulge.
Through the use of scenography, witness testimonial, multi-media installation the route through the exhibition appeals not only to the intellect but to the emotions, giving visitors the feeling that this story belongs to each and every one of us.
The route through the exhibition is punctuated with interactive terminals designed for school students and young people. Guided activities on various themes are available on reservation. Some objects are chosen for their ability to demonstrate the « small » history of the individual while also demonstrating the « great » history of a people.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Bastogne War Museum regularly presents temporary exhibitions that are a part of an exhibition called « Story Bubbles ». These temporary windows evolve and change depending on loans, partnerships and donations. Discover new objects steeped in an unusual history. Regardless of the theme of the exhibition these objects will reveal their story to you, the visitor.
The Bastogne War Museum is a part of the Liberation Route Europe, a constantly developing international circuit of memorials, which traces the important stages of European liberation during the period of 1944-1945. It is also a member of the vast network of European and American museums and memorial sites. The most successful partnership is that built with the Caen Memorial in Normandy. This partnership is build on the mutual conviction: ignorance breeds a fear that makes living together difficult and projects uncertainty into our future. This collaboration, like many others, is above all a shared faith in the power of knowledge.
Visitors per year
Memory site in the Ardennes
Years of the Battle of the Bulge