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Historial de la Grande Guerre
- Historial de la Grande Guerre
- Alt Name:
- Museum of the Great War
- World War One
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Somme battlefields, Le P’tit Train de la Haute Somme,
about Historial de la Grande Guerre
Historial de la Grande Guerre (the Museum of the Great War) in Peronne, France is dedicated to exploring the social and cultural effects of the First World War. Based near the site of the Battle of the Somme, Historial de la Grande Guerre offers an in-depth insight into World War I from the perspective of the soldiers who fought in it and the civilians whom it affected.
Each room in the Historial de la Grande Guerre is divided into two parts. In the centre of each room are the uniforms of each type of soldier contained in sunken display cases together with weaponry and other relevant pieces. Each room is then bordered by further displays, themselves divided into three segments to represent the French, English and German forces. Yet, despite the fact that it displays military pieces, Historial de la Grande Guerre does not aim to be a military museum or to commemorate those who died fighting. Instead, its aims are to look at the social effects of the war both on civilians and soldiers.
Historial de la Grande Guerre translates all of its exhibitions into English, French and German and contains tens of monitors showing silent films about the war.
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Address: Résultat de la recherche à Château de Péronne, Place André Audin,
Phone: +33 (0)188.8.131.52.18
Historial de la Grande Guerre is on route D938 in the town of Peronne, near where it meets with route D1017 (R. Saint Fursy). It’s around 85 miles north east of Paris and 55 miles from Lille. From Paris, take the A1 north east and exit at Albert towards Peronne. Turn left at D1029 and at the roundabout take the third exit to D1017. Follow signs to Peronne. the journey takes around an 1.5hrs by car. From Lille, take the A1/E42 towards Paris and take exit 13.1 to Peronne. The journey takes around 1hr. Note that the A1 is a partial toll road.
Historial de la Grande Guerre is open daily, 10am-6pm. Admission costs €7.50 for adults and €6.20 for those over 60. Children aged 6-18 pay €3.80. Under 6s go free as do members of the ICOM and the French Association of Museum Curators, journalists and members of the "Friends of the Historial" association. Further concessions available.
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