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Hill 62 Museum
Hill 62 Shell Craters
Hill 62 Trenches

The Sanctuary Wood Museum Hill 62, 3 km (2 miles) east of Ypres, Belgium is located in the neighborhood of the Canadian Hill 62 Memorial and the Sanctuary Wood Cemetery. The museum is privately owned by Jacques Schier, the grandson of the farmer who founded the museum and owned the site of the museum since before World War I, and it has a unique collection of World War I items, including a rare collection of 3-dimensional photographs, weapons, uniforms, and bombs.

A preserved section of the apparent British trench lines are located behind the museum, and the attraction also has a small bar, café and gift shop.

The "preserved" trenches feature a vast maze of trenches, including a tunnel which runs right underneath the trenches to a different part of confined area of preserved trenches. The trenches are however not the actual ones dating back to the Great War, and have largely been re-dug in later years.

As it has a wide collection of Great War artifacts, and some of the few remaining preserved First World War trenches, the museum is a popular attraction on World War I-themed school trips from the UK.

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Coordinates: 50°50′4″N 2°56′50″E / 50.83444°N 2.94722°E / 50.83444; 2.94722 (Battle of Hill 62)


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