educational program 10-12 years
Do you come as a teacher with a class group? Then don't forget to book your visit. On presentation of your booking confirmation, you can come and prepare your visit free of charge, or make an appointment with the educational service to discuss your own ideas or proposals. You can also request the correction keys for the exercise sheets from them.
browse & read
Andrew's Dream Museum was written for children from all over the world by authors who grew up as children in the front region around Ypres. With this book children can prepare or relive a visit to the In Flanders Fields Museum in a fascinating way.
introduction to Andrew
To prepare your visit to the In Flanders Fields Museum, an educational package has been put together based on Andrew's Dream Museum. You will find explanations about the book, our educational program, and a guide to visit the museum
at work with Andrew
With a little note & scrapbook based on Andrew's Dream Museum pupils can work independently in the museum. Andrew guides them through the exhibition. Very recognizable for those who have read the book in advance or in the classroom, a trigger for those who don't know it yet.
You can have the booklets readily printed for your pupils at the entrance desk.
Andrew's Dream Museum
Andrew is enchanted when he visits the In Flanders Fields Museum with his dad (who works there). The next day he runs all day through the house and from the shed to the cellar. With what he collects he opens his own Dream Museum in the evening.
During the workshop, recognizable objects from Andrew's museum are juxtaposed with objects and stories from the First World War.
Andrew's guided visit
After the workshop you can also make a guided visit to the museum with Andrew. Dre knows the place and leads you to his favourite objects and stories.
€ 90 (< 25p.)
€ 145 (< 40p. / 2 guides)
With a silent system, an educational guide takes your party through the museum. The guided tour lasts one hour, but be sure to allow some time to explore the museum on your own afterwards.
Jeanne Mesdom was 11 years old when the war took hold of her city and her family. The places where she and her family were hiding before they left the city are still there. On the way, she tells how her mother fell ill and her sister was wounded.
the empty chair
When war broke out, the family table looked completely different from one day to the next: the chair where daddy, son or brother was sitting was empty. From then onwards days were counted, hoping that the familiar place at the table would soon be taken up again. Children who, in the meantime, were looking for words for their lack, tell their story along the way.
30 km, among others:
- german cemetery
- british trench
a multicultural war
The war brought together populations from all parts of the world in the Westhoek. Even if they were on the same side, they were not always treated equally. Moreover, from their own culture they 'd brought their own (religious) customs. So local people often drew big eyes and sometimes living together was not easy.
18 km, among others:
- landscape site hill 60
- french cemetery
exploring the area
Worksheet for a visit to the Menin Gate.
a British cemetery
Worksheet for a visit to a British cemetery (no specific site is focused on).
Worksheet for a visit to the French military cemetery of Ypres (Zonnebeekseweg, 8900 Ypres).
Worksheet for a visit to the German military cemetery of Langemark (Klerkenstraat, 8920 Langemark-Poelkapelle).