Musee Somme 1916, Albert

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Musee Somme 1916 is housed in a tunnel that served as an air-raid shelter during World War II. The original name, "Museum of Shelters," still lets you descend the tunnel to view the shelter with a diorama featuring two French soldiers, a German lookout covered in body armor and wearing a gas mask, a British medical post, artifacts, and a museum in a concrete tunnel. Put Musee Somme 1916 into our Albert journey site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We returned to visit the museum now the children have grown and can appreciate the exhibits. A short 3D film is now shown after entering the tunnel. Alternatively in French/English. This gives an inte...  more »
  • Directly under the church in Albert, you'll walk through tunnels that tell the story of the area during the 1916 Somme Offensive. The information is displayed in a timeline, with specific references t...  more »
  • Perfect for our family. Good displays and pictures occupy children whilst adults read more. Also, it's a fairly small museum so we got through in an hour before children got bored.
  • Very interesting and its all translated into english. Lots of interesting objects and set-ups. However it is in tunnels so if you have claustrophobia or dont like tunnels then this is probably not for you.
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