Plugstreet 14-18 Experience
Visit the pyramid-shaped museum Plugstreet 14-18 Experience which has a very good film showing the background to the Great War, a three-dimensional map of the western front and a special presentation on the battle of Messines Ridge in June 1917, which was won by the Allies when thousands of tonnes of high explosive were detonated beneath the German line. It’s said that the shockwaves carried across the Channel and were felt in London.
This splendid semi-underground structure located in the heart of the Ploegsteert wood boasts a 400 metres square scenic space, a high-tech equipment. An overall close-up view of the British and German positions in Comines-Warneton as well as an interactive discovery of the civilians and soldiers’ life in the fighting-torn region help visitors to better understand what happened in the Ploegsteert Battlefield sector during the Great War.