Museum aan de IJzer

    • 10:00 - 17:00
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • 10:00 - 18:00
    • 09:00 - 18:00
    • 10:00 - 17:00
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    Entry to the grounds is allowed until 1 hour before closing


    No extra activities today, we are closed but we are open

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    The Museum aan de IJzer (Museum on the Yser) is located at the European Peace Site on the river Yser, which includes the Pax Gate, Yser Crypt and Yser Tower. The Yser Tower is home to the interactive museum of war and peace, on 22 floors. The roof terrace at a height of 84 metres offers a unique view of the entire front region.
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    Getting here

    By car

    Coming from inland, on the E40 Ghent-Bruges Calais motorway, take the exit for Middelkerke-Diksmuide and the N369 to Diksmuide. Then take the N35 in the direction of Veurne and Nieuwpoort.

    Coming from the south of West Flanders, on the E403, take the exit for Lichtervelde and follow the N35 into Diksmuide. From Ypres, take the N369 directly into Diksmuide and then the N35 in the direction of Veurne and Nieuwpoort.

    At the Hoge Brug (bridge over the Yser), turn left (coming from the town centre) or right (coming from Nieuwpoort and Veurne) at the IJzerdijk.
    100 metres further, turn right.

    By public transport

    Coming from inland, take the train for De Panne (Ghent-De Panne line) to Diksmuide station. The Museum is within walking distance of the station (1.3 km, a little less than a mile).
    Or take the scenic route to or from the station: 1.6 km (1 mile) along the Yser, Handzamevaart, Begijnhof (beguinage), Grote Markt (market square) and the Manneke uit de Mane.


    There is a large car park within walking distance of the museum grounds.
    There is a bus park on site for groups with a reservation. 


    Wheelchair users

    The Museum is easily accessible for everyone, including wheelchair users: there are 7 lift stops, including one in the Panorama Room, where lowered windows offer an excellent view over the Flemish fields. There are benches on the different floors to sit on. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.

    Wheelchair users are eligible for a special discount (€ 4 instead of € 8).

    Only guide dogsare allowed into the grounds and museum.

    Visitors with a hearing disability

    There are informative texts and all the film clips have been subtitled.

    People with a hearing disability are eligible for a special discount (€ 4 instead of € 8).

    Blind or partially sighted visitors

    You will find a general explanatory text in Braille beside the reception desk.

    Blind or partially sighted people are eligible for a special discount (€ 4 instead of € 8).

    Tickets and prices

    Individual visitor € 8,00
    Person with a disability € 4,00
    Child aged 7 to 17 € 4,00
    Holder of a 2022 student card aged 18 -25 € 6,00
    Holder of a 2022 teacher’s card € 4,00
    UiTPAS accessible price for adults € 1,60
    UiTPAS accessible price for children € 0,80
    Guide’s card holder Free
    Press pass holder Free
    Child under 7 Free
    Resident of Diksmuide Free
    Museum pass holder Free
    Buy a museum pass € 59,00
    Extend your museum pass before the expiry date € 54,00

    You can only benefit from the special prices above if you show the relevant card or pass.
    Prices apply until 31/12/2022