Opening 26 June 2019, Arras, France

An extraordinary organisation, an extraordinary experience

In June 2019 the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) will open The CWGC Experience - a unique new visitor attraction that will shine a light on the work of the remarkable organisation at the heart of remembrance of the war dead.

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CWGC Experience Courtyard

The CWGC Experience will give visitors an up close and intimate look behind the scenes at the teams who still work painstakingly to care for the fallen.

From the story of how we still recover and rebury the dead today, to the skilled artisan craftsmen at work maintaining the world's most impressive and recognisable monuments and memorials, a trip to the battlefields of the Western Front is not complete without a visit to the CWGC Experience.



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Beaurains visitor centre

CWGC announces plans to open new ‘behind the scenes’ visitor centre next year

The Commission is delighted to announce from summer 2019 visitors to the battlefields of Northern France will be able to gain a fascinating insight into the work of this extraordinary international organisation as it opens its first visitor centre in Beaurains.

Mechanics at work

CWGC Experience Telling the Story

As the physical build of the CWGC’s new visitor centre nears completion, we take a look at what the centre will contain, and who is telling our story and how.

CWGC Visitor Centre a hive of activity

CWGC Visitor Centre a hive of activity

Over the coming months we will give you a “behind the scenes” look at how our new visitor centre – The CWGC Experience – is taking shape.