Visit

A visitor centre located a short distance from the memorial contains the Thiepval Museum. The museum displays artefacts, archaeological finds, multimedia displays and life-size installations.

Location

The Thiepval Memorial is just off the D151, close to the main crossroads with the D73 in the village of Thiepval. The D73 runs from Poizieres on the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929) to the D50 close to Beaumont-Hamel. Please note to access this site you should follow Rue de L'Ancre from Thiepval village. You should not attempt to enter this site by any other route. Thank you. Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July to mark the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Visiting Information

The Panel numbers (or Pier and Face) quoted at the end of each Register entry relate to the panels dedicated to the Regiment with which the casualty served. In some instances where a casualty is recorded as attached to another Regiment, his name may alternatively appear within their Regimental Panel (or Pier and Face). Please refer to the on-site Memorial Register Introduction to determine the alternative panel numbers (or Pier and Face) if you do not find the name within the quoted Panels (or Pier and Face).

Visitor Facilities

  • Parking

    There is parking at the visitor centre.

  • Accessibility

    The location and design of this site makes access for people with limited mobility difficult and people using wheelchairs or mobility scooters may require some help to reach the memorial and the cemetery.


Events

Events

CWGC sites around the world host an array of events from open days and exhibitions to commemoration and rededication services throughout the year. 

GET THE THIEPVAL APP

The CWGC Thiepval App is a must for anyone planning a trip to the Somme. Free to download, it reveals the stories of some of the men who fought and died on the Somme during the First World War and makes it easier than ever before to find their names on the Thiepval Memorial.

Simple to use, the CWGC Thiepval app allows you to search for soldiers who are commemorated on the memorial and will help you navigate to where their name is engraved.

Features include:

  • Remembered on this day - read one of 900 personal stories
  • Timeline of casualties by year, month, and day
  • 'Did You Know' - interesting facts and figures

The CWGC Thiepval App is available for Android and iOS. Use the buttons below to download your own free copy.


other featured cemeteries & memorials

Forceville Communal Cemetery and extension

The cemetery extension was one of the first CWGC sites to be built after the First World War. There are more than 300 graves of servicemen from the First World War here.

Tyne Cot Memorial

Around the eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery stands the Tyne Cot Memorial. It bears the names of some 35,000 men of the British and New Zealand forces who have no known grave.

Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery

The cemetery was made after the Armistice by bringing together graves from the surrounding battlefields and nearby burial grounds. Around two-thirds of those buried died in 1918.