WWI in Poperinge

FLYBOYS

Thematic exhibition about pilots buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. From 1 July 2019 onwards.

Monument Dienen/To Serve

The Town of Poperinge asked the Dutch artist Anno Dijkstra to create a work relating to the subject ‘executions in WWI’. Dijkstra was inspired by the town memorial to the First World War. It shows a soldier on a socle, holding his arm heroically in the air.

Chinese memorial site ‘Busseboom’

The site ‘Busseboom’ commemorates the deployment of the Chinese labourers during the Great War. The visitor meets two impressive monuments. These are the first and only monuments paying tribute to Chinese WWI-labourers.

Execution spot - Death cells

During the Great War the courtyard op the Poperinge Town Hall was used as an execution spot. Several British soldiers faced the firing squad in this place.

Talbot House

Every Man's Club in the heart of Poperinge. Today a museum and a guesthouse. Highly recommended for tourists looking for an authentic experience.