The Battle of Passchendaele (also called the Third Battle of Ypres) is known for being one of the world's bloodiest battles. It is a well-known part of the history of the First World War. Over half a million victims fell for a gain in ground of only eight kilometres. ‘Passchendaele’ went on to become a symbol for the great futility of war. The Passchendaele 1917 Memorial Museum combines the interactive design of a contemporary museum with the exceptional experience of the dugout and trenches. This is a poignant place to visit that will only enrich your exploration of the war sites in the surrounding area.