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CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery

CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery is an impressive and subdued haven of tranquility situated in the erstwhile war landscape of WW I. Its 11,956 war graves constitute the biggest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, silent witnesses to the bloody Battle of Passchendaele during WW I . Almost 600,000 soldiers perished over a 100 days’ period during the British offensive in 1917, gaining no more than 8 km of ground. After the war – between 1919 and 1921 – the British ‘Exhumation Companies’ collected some 12,000 corpses in the surrounding (battle)fields, of which a mere 3,800 could be identified. A location which will leave nobody untouched.

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Time information

from 01-02-2021 to 30-11-2021
Monday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Friday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Closing periods

01/12/2021 - 31/12/2021

The visitors’ centre is open daily from 1 February until 30 November from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The cemetery is open daily from dawn until dusk. The cemetery remains open outside the visitors’ centre opening hours.Make sure you check the website of CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery before your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Locatie

Tynecotstraat - , Zonnebeke
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Accessibility
  • Establishment partly accessible Establishment partly accessible
  • Toilets accessible Toilets accessible