Cemeteries of the First World War

  • royal hall
  • temporary exhibition


On 30 June 2022, more than 100 years after his death in 1917, Canadian soldier John Lambert found his final resting place at New Irish Farm Cemetery, near Ypres, in the presence of his family. Although they never knew him, they attached great importance to his commemoration. Even after the death of the last veterans and their acquaintances, the emotional attachment to the former battlefields and those who died there still appears to be very strong.

Today, the landscape of the Westhoek with its numerous military cemeteries endures as one of the last witnesses of the Great War. In Commonwealth cemeteries, the Stone of Remembrance wishes that "their name liveth for evermore." But is that even possible? Doesn't remembrance have an expiry date?

These questions are the starting point of the international exhibition

Cemeteries of the First World War

This exhibition focuses on the Commonwealth, French, Belgian, German and American cemeteries. These not only house the personal history of the dead buried there, they also have their own story to tell: about their location, their creation and history, their construction and architecture. A stimulating presentation combines unique objects and personal stories with interactive and multimedia set-ups. An audio guide offers in-depth information and an adapted audio trail for children. Moreover, this exhibition is the ideal starting point to explore the former and contemporary war landscape of the Westhoek afterwards.


  • Cloth Hall, entrance via the Tourist Office (Grote Markt, Ypres)
  • until 18 February 2024
  • from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30 pm to 5pm
  • ticket sale stops 1 hour before closing
  • closed on

     - Mondays
     - 23 January 2024

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Bericht a/d Bevolking

FOR EVERMORE 2023 their name liveth for evermore