Bastogne War Museum

Colline du Mardasson 5 - 6600 Bastogne

Bastogne War Museum

  • Car park
  • Coach car park
    10 parking spots
  • Maestro
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • Bicycle friendly
General

General

  • CGT
  • Wallonie destination qualité
Bastogne War Museum, this unique Memorial Centre, focusing on the Second World War seen through the spectacular lens of the Battle of the Bulge, offers an exciting tour featuring three immersive reconstructions.

An instructive and moving experience, the itinerary offers various decors, testimonials, multimedia installations and films, allowing visitors to live the experience as if they were there...

You will meet four individuals who will guide you through your visit: an American corporal of the 101st airborne division; a German lieutenant of the 26th Volksgrenardier Division; a young teacher from Bastogne school and one of her pupils, aged 13.

Younger visitors will love the specially-designed interactive terminals dotted throughout the tour. Our guides also host tours for schoolchildren and youngsters.
The visit features major highlights evoking both personal stories and history in general.

The Mardasson Memorial, located a stone's throw from the museum, is a foremost memorial site featuring a crypt decorated by one of France's most acclaimed 20th-century artists, Fernand Léger.

The Bastogne War Museum is now Luxembourg's leading tourist attraction.

Free car park - Cafeteria – Terrace. Reduced-mobility access.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    From February 20th 2020 until March 14th 2020: 9.30 to 18.00, open from Tuesday until Sunday, open on Monday during Belgian school holidays • From March 15th 2020 until November 15th 2020: 9.30 to 18.00, open every day and on public holidays • In July and August: 9.30 to 19.00 open every day and on public holidays • From November 16th 2020 until January 3th 2021: 9.30 to 18.00, open from Tuesday until Sunday, open on Monday during Belgian school holidays and on public holidays • From March 15th 2020 until November 15th 2020: 9.30 to 18.00, open every day and on public holidays • In July and August: 9.30 to 19.00, open every day and on public holidays • From November 16th 2020 until January 3th 2021: 9.30 to 18.00, open from Tuesday until Sunday, open on Monday during Belgian school holidays and on public holidays • Closed on 25/12 and 01/01
  • Price
    adults €16 - 65+ €13 - students / disabled €10 - children (6-18) €8.50 • Family package (2 adults + 2 children) €42 (+ €7 per extra child)
  • Guided tour

    Audio guide included in entrance fee (EN, FR, NL, DE) • Cafeteria and Shop

  • Tour length

    2 hrs

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 9:30 - 18:00
    • Tuesday 9:30 - 18:00
    • Wednesday 9:30 - 18:00
    • Thursday 9:30 - 18:00
    • Friday 9:30 - 18:00
    • Saturday 9:30 - 18:00
    • Sunday 9:30 - 18:00
  • Price
    (min. 20 people) adults - 65+: €12 • Schools and youth associations: €7
  • Guided tour
    Subject to prior booking, including for welcome coffee and lunches.
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Itinerary

Events

Events

  • 2020
    Dec
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    2020
    Dec
    13
    Weekend Nuts : commémorations au Bastogne War Museum
    Weekend Nuts : commémorations au Bastogne War Museum

    Plongez en 1944 et venez vivre une expérience inoubliable à Bastogne, du 13 au 15 décembre 2019 dans le cadre des 75 ans de la Bataille des Ardennes.

    Cette année sera marquée par le 75e anniversaire de la célèbre Bataille des Ardennes, l'un des combats les plus meurtriers de la Seconde Guerre mondiale en Belgique. 

    Un programme riche en histoire

    Tout au long du weekend, retrouvez de nombreuses manifestations en rapport avec la guerre 40-45 :

    • bourse aux livres et documents d'histoire
    • reconstitutions autour du Bastogne War Museum
    • rencontres avec des vétérans et témoins de la Seconde Guerre mondiale
    • grand spectacle son et lumière projeté sur le Mardasson...

    Mais pourquoi « nuts » ?

    Durant le siège de Bastogne, la ville est ses défenseurs se font encercler par les Allemands.

    Cet épisode est devenu célèbre par la résistance héroïque des Américains et le célèbre « nuts » (hors de question !) que le Général Anthony McAuliffe utilisa comme réponse aux Allemands qui lui proposaient la reddition des troupes alliées.

    Venez en apprendre plus sur cet événement clé de la Seconde Guerre mondiale !