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.

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,


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 plane:
Lille airport in Lesquin or Brussels International.

Opening Times

The Ieper Information Centre is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm to 9pm. On Friday and Saturdays 10am to 9pm.

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.


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.


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 or call us on +44 (0) 1628 507200. Our Ieper Information Centre is reachable during opening hours on +32 (0)57 27 91.


No booking is required.