We will be opening The CWGC Information Centre on 30th May 2020 in line with Belgian regulations

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday:
10am - 12:30pm and 1pm - 6pm
See full opening information

Whats nearby?

Find nearby CWGC Locations
Plan your visit

Free admission

No need to book, just pop in

Ieper, Belgium

Just a stone's throw from the Menin Gate
Get directions


The CWGC Ieper Information Centre is located only metres from one of the CWGC's most iconic memorials, the Menin Gate.

Drop in and our friendly team will help you find information on find out more about CWGC’s local sites, undertake research on the CWGC database or answer questions you may have CWGC’s work. You can also pick up a souvenir from the CWGC shop or join our membership scheme.

Visit our LEGO Menin Gate

  • This is a custom model that took six months to complete.
  • The model is made of 54,000 LEGO bricks - one for every name on the memorial.
  • Its made from completely standard bricks, except of the engraved panels displaying the memorial's inscription.
  • There are 250 LEGO figurines depicted attending the Last Post ceremony.

Explore nearby

 
CWGC Map of Ieper

The town of Ieper is synonymous with the First World War. As such, The CWGC Ieper Information Centre is the perfect starting point when visiting any of the cemeteries and memorials that commemorate those that fell during the First World War.

Download our map and visit some of the key cemeteries and memorials in Belgium.

Download now
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Known as the Menin Gate it bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died in Belgium and who have no known grave.

Learn more
Tyne Cot Memorial

Tyne Cot Memorial

It bears the names of some 35,000 men of the British and New Zealand forces who have no known grave, nearly all of whom died between August 1917 and November 1918.

Learn more
Thiepval Memorial

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, near Ieper in Belgium, is the second largest CWGC cemetery with over 10,000 casualties.

Learn more

Visitor Information

Getting Here

Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Ieper Information Centre is located in the heart of Ieper, only meters from the Menin Gate and close to the First World War battlefields.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ieper Information Centre
Menenstraat 33
8900 Ieper,
Belgium



By car:

From Lille: take the A25 to exit 13 and join the D948.

From Calais: take the A16 to Dunkirk and Lille and pick up the Lille route.

By train:

Eurostar from London to Lille or Brussels. From Brussels, trains run hourly to Ypres with a change in trains in Ghent. From Lille Europe you would need to change stations to Lille Flanders (by foot) and change trains as well in Kortrijk.

By ferry/Channel Tunnel:

Ferry services to Calais, Le Shuttle service to Calais.

By air:

Lille airport in Lesquin or Brussels International.

Our opening times

The Ieper Information Centre is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00hrs to 12:30hrs and from 13:00hrs to 18:00hrs.

The centre is closed for maintenance from mid-December until re-opening the first week of February.

On significant days when specific important historical events are commemorated, extended opening hours are possible.

Facilities

A gift shop is available at the centre.

Multi-language service available, offering information and brochures about the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the numerous sites to visit in the area.

Free access to our casualty database via iPad to help you find the location of graves of your interest.

Accessibility

We are committed to providing an accessible attraction, and we strive to ensure that visitors with disabilities can enjoy as much of our centre as possible. If you have any questions, or to arrange any additional support for your visit please email enquiries@cwgc.org or call us on +44 (0) 1628 507200. Our Ieper Information Centre is reachable during opening hours on +32 57 35 27 91.

Booking

No booking is required.