The Bastogne War Museum is the biggest, the oldest and the most known war museum in the Ardennes. A couple of years ago it was rebuild completely and it was given a setting that was much more wanted by the public. The museum reopend in march 2014.
The Bastogne War museum is not only displaying the Battle of the Bulge, it explains the whole world war II, wich might be a bit dissapointing to Battle of the Bulge buffs. Nevertheless, the museum is good for a very wide audience. It is not only looking at war stuff, but you also can experience war yourself.
Special item in this museum is the audio guide, wich is helpfull to understand all the things you see.
Outside the war museum, you will find the impressive Mardasson monument.
You wil find the museum here:
Colline du Mardasson, 5 – 6600 Bastogne
32 (0)61 210 220
Open daily except on Monday (Please note that the Bastogne War Museum is open on Monday during school holidays and public holidays falling on Monday)
9.30 am to 6 pm (last entry at 4pm)
– from Tuesday until Sunday and public holidays outside school holidays
– from Monday until Sunday and public holidays during school holidays
9.30 am to 7 pm (last entry at 5pm)
– in July-August (every day) (from Monday until Sunday and public holidays)
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th
Prices: (audioguide included)
– Adult fare: 14 €
– Senior citizens (65+): 12€
– Groups (as from 20 pers.), persons with a disability and students: 10 € (For groups 1 free entrance for every 40 people)
– Children (6 -18 years): 8 €
– Family package (2 adults + 2 children): 34€ (+ 6€ for extra child)
– School groups: 6 € (1 free teacher per 15 pupils. For extra teachers: 6€)
– Youth groups between 6 -18 years (as from 20 pers.): 6 €
– Children under 6 years : free