Museum aan de IJzer

    • 09:00 - 18:00
    • 10:00 - 18:00
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • 10:00 - 17:00
    • 09:00 - 18:00
    • 10:00 - 18:00
    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 € 9).

    Only guide dogs are 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 € 9).

    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 € 9).


    Accommodation with our partners

    The Museum on the Yser has an agreement with several hospitality partners in the area.
    Would you like to stay with one of our partners? If so, you will benefit from a €2 discount on a €9 adult admission ticket upon presentation of a voucher. You will receive the voucher from the place where you are staying.

    Tickets and prices

    Individual visitor € 9,00
    Person with a disability € 4,00
    Child aged 7 to 17 € 5,00
    Holder of a 2024 student card aged 18 -25 € 6,00
    Holder of a 2024 teacher’s card € 5,00
    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 € 59,00

    You can only benefit from the special prices above if you show the relevant card or pass.
    Prices apply until 31/12/2024

    Group visits

    Primary and secondary schools

    School groups can have a guided tour of the museum located in the Yser Tower. We aim to provide a customised visit, adapted to the year and level of the pupils. During the guided tour, pupils will find out about the history of the First World War in the Westhoek and its terrible consequences. This is used as a starting point to think together about ideas such as peace, freedom and tolerance.

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    Higher education

    The Yser heritage site includes three monuments, the first Yser Tower, which was blown up with dynamite, the Pax Gate and the new Yser Tower. The latter houses a museum on 22 floors exploring the Belgian-German front during the First World War and the history of the site itself. A guide will give your group a customised tour, with appropriate and balanced explanations of the – often sensitive – topics that the museum addresses.


    Visit the Museum on the Yser with your group and benefit from our attractive prices. The group rate is €9 per person and includes admission and a guided tour lasting one and a half to two hours. For €10 per person, we also offer a cup of coffee and a regional speciality cookie upon arrival. Would you like us to spoil you? For €13 per person, you can enjoy a Diksmuidse IJzerbol – a cream-filled doughnut, our local speciality – with your welcoming coffee. The offers apply to groups of 20 or more paying guests.