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A short tour of the blockhaus.

This is museum in private ownership and in my opinion needs some professional input to improve the... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
ian j
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Usk, United Kingdom
Astonishing scale, well worth a visit

Well worth a visit, but best on a dry day, or take waterproofs if raining. There's a lot outside... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
James R
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Rue Des Madeleines, 62500 Saint-Omer, France
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Early reviews and the listing refer to the telecommunications blockhouse in Rue Des Madeleines in the town of St Omer. As far as I can see it is only open on occasional days. The photos, website and later reviews relate to the blockhouse at Eperlecques...More

Thank Oneandapenny
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This is museum in private ownership and in my opinion needs some professional input to improve the experience. That being said one can only wonder at the enormity of the project - Designed to assemble and launch V2 rockets- but following allied bombing only produced...More

Thank ian j
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Well worth a visit, but best on a dry day, or take waterproofs if raining. There's a lot outside. You approach via a path displaying bombs, vehicles, weapons and bomb craters. There are poignant reminders of the horrors of war and some examples of the...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Although somewhat off the beaten track a visit to this site is certainly worthwhile. Nothing can prepare one for the enormity of the actual building that is slightly hidden from view when one arrives at the site. There are audio commentaries in several languages and...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Would not recommend a vsit in inclemment weather as most of the experience is in the open air.The length of walk would be a discouragement to those with walking disabilities

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Amazing building but hopeless to achieve what it was supposed to, thank god. So many died in its construction and destruction. A place that makes you think, hard, about the futility of war sometimes.

1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited here this week whilst staying in Saint Omer. The sudden revealing of this enormous structure hidden in woodland is quite startling. One cannot imagine all the work that must have gone into its construction and the quantity of concrete that must have been mixed....More

1  Thank Robert A
Reviewed 11 July 2016

On arrival we walked through a small shop out onto a footpath through the woods. On each side of the path there were WW1 and 2 tanks \ cannons and all types of weaponry. As we came towards the end of the path and turned...More

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