The Museum of the Battle of Fromelles: the latest chapter in a story that began nearly a century ago.
The Battle of Fromelles took place on 19 and 20 July 1916, between British and Australian divisions and a Bavarian division. It was a fierce confrontation, with nearly 8,500 victims in less than 24 hours. The bodies of many of those killed on the battlefield were never found.
In 2009, a team of archaeologists unearthed the bodies of 250 British and Australian soldiers killed at Fromelles. A major identification campaign began, and with each new identity, the story of soldier came to light.
Follow the battle, the archaeological research and the stories of the dead soldiers, in the permanent exhibition.
Discover a history that is still being written.
PLAN MY VISIT
How to get here
Museum of the Battle of Fromelles
Rue de la Basse ville
+33 3 59 61 15 14
Days and opening hours
The museum is open every day from 9.30am to 5.30pm (except Tuesdays).