Exhibition: Heavy traffic, railway traffic and other forms of transport in Poperinge 1914-1918

Railway station of Poperinge 1914-1918Heavy traffic, railway traffic and other forms of transport in Poperinge 1914-1918

The railway station of Poperinge was a logistic turntable and central turning point for the medical evacuation towards France. Not only soldiers and freight were moved to and from the frontline through railway line L. 69 Poperinge - Hazebrouck. Wounded and sick soldiers as well as refugees passed through the city.

The dynamic diorama - staged in the Gasthuiskapel - will fascinate all ages. It'll display several station scenes (scale 1/76). Hikers and cyclists are welcome to discover the outdoor exhibition and come across several World War 1 sites with a story. A multilingual app leads the visitor through the exhibition and on the road there are images of the past to discover. Old railway maps will reveal an ingenious network of routes. The launch of the app is linked to the editing of an authentic road map.

Where: Gasthuiskapel, Gasthuisstraat 1A in B8970 Poperinge (Belgium)

When: from september the 19th 2014 till september the 5th 2015

          from september the 19th till november the 16th 2014: every day

          from november the 17th 2014 till february the 15th 2015: saturday and sunday

          from february the 16th till september the 5th 2015: every day

          Closed on monday

Price:   Adults: 3,00 €

          Children (<= 12 years): 1,00 €

          Family ticket: 5,00 €

          Groupes: 2,00 €

           Rent iPad for the visit of the open air exhibition: 5,00 €

Contact: 0032. (0)57.34.66.76

 

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