Every night at exactly 8PM, traffic is stopped under the Menin Gate. The buglers of the Last Post Association sound the Last Post, a simple but moving tribute to the memory of soldiers who fought and died in WW1.
The daily Last Post Ceremony is freely accessible to all, without reservation. Menin Gate House is ideally situated for guests wishing to experience the Last Post.
See also the website of the Last Post Association: www.lastpost.be
Menin Gate House is ideally located as base to visit the various WW1 museums in the region. Here you already find some must do’s :
In Flanders Fields Museum: The renovated In Flanders Fields Museum confronts the visitor with the consequences of The Great War. It confronts young and old with life and death in the Ypres front region. http://www.inflandersfields.be/
Museum Passchendaele 1917: The centerpiece is an underground passage with communication and dressing posts, headquarters, working and sleeping area. A breathtaking experience of how the British lived underground like moles ... because there was nothing left above. http://www.passchendaele.be/
Talbot House: Talbot House, a 18th-century home,received a totally new function on December 11, 1915. Philip ’Tubby’ Clayton and Neville Talbot founded a place of relaxation for soldiers. Talbot House was "Every Man’s Club ’and was therefore open to all British soldiers, without distinction of rank or position. http://www.talbothouse.be/
Menin Gate House is the ideal base for individual or organized excursions of the WW1 battlefields. Would you like to discover or explore the Ypres Salient, Flanders Fields, and the Somme / Vimy Ridge on your own? We will gladly give you our advice and help you in defining your trip.
Would you like to explore the battlefields with an organised tour? Here are already some companies where you will be in good hands:
Flanders Battlefield Tours : http://ypres-fbt.com/
Salient Tours : http://www.salienttours.be/
Over the Top Tours : http://www.overthetoptours.be/ypres.htm