Genesis of the project

The Association pour le Souvenir de la Bataille de Fromelles creates an associative first museum Fromelles Weppes Terre de Mémoire, housed in the village hall.

Excavations sponsored by the British and Australian governments were undertaken at Fromelles. DNA samples where taken from the bodies found at the "Pheasant Wood" so as to identify the soldiers.

Le cimetière du Bois des Faisans à Fromelles A new cemetery was built by the CWGC to bury 250 soldiers in individual graves. No cemetery of this kind had been built for 50 years.

Dessin d'architecte du futur musée Following the creation of the cemetary, the Communauté de communes de Weppes decided to launch a project for a museum that would cover the historical Battle of Fromelles and the more recent events related.

In June 2014, the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles opens its doors In June, the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles opened. The collections of the first museum (1990) are now enriched with the individual stories of the soldiers whose names are engraved on the tombstones at Cemetery Pheasant wood.

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Opening hours

Everyday9:30am - 5:30pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Ticket office closure5pm
Closed on1st January, Easter Sunday and Monday, 1st May, 1st week-end of September, 25th December
Annual closingbetween Christmas and New Year, 3 weeks in late January / early February

Admission

Full price€ 6.50
Concessions€ 4.00
Annual Pass€ 20.00
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