Bastogne War Museum

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A new memorial center dedicated to the Second World War: BASTOGNE WAR MUSEUM

World War and to the Battle of the Bulge, the Bastogne War Museum, is opening its doors to the public on March 22nd, 2014. Located next to the Mardasson Memorial, the new Bastogne War Museum is a striking piece of architecture that's also star-shaped. This brand new building is a fine example of daring architecture and contemporary scenography!

Using up-to-date, interactive displays, the museum track puts the causes, events and consequences of the Second World War in context, through the prism of the Battle of the Bulge. As well as displaying numerous artifacts from the Ardennes offensive, including at least three tanks, the museum is strong on interpretation, explaining the context of the battle and the causes, significance and consequences of the Second World War as a whole.
The vast space is packed with hi-tech, interactive displays and 3D projections, and tells the story of the Battle of the Bulge from the perspective of two soldiers (one American, one German), as well as a local teacher and a teenager who lived through the onslaught that devastated their town. In one recreated scene, visitors will enter a dimly lit tavern to experience the heavy bombing of Bastogne over Christmas 1944. www.bastognewarmuseum.be

The "Texas Aggies Go To War" exhibit will tell the story of five Aggies, their lives before the war, their experiences from Normandy through the Battle of the Bulge and Bastogne and their return to civilian life. It will open at the new museum in December 13th, 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

 

The Mardasson Memorial

In the form of a five-pointed American star inscribed with the names of all the American states, the Mardasson Memorial was designed by the architect Georges Dedoyard, to honor the memory of the 76,890 American soldiers killed, wounded or missing in the Battle of the Bulge.

Contact :
Bastogne War Museum
Colline du Mardasson
6600 Bastogne
Tel:+ 32 (0)2/549 60 57
Email: info@bastognewarmuseum.be
Web: www.bastognewarmuseum.be

 

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