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.

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Museum of the Battle of Fromelles


Rue de la Basse ville
59249 Fromelles

+33 3 59 61 15 14

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Days and opening hours

The museum is open every day from 9.30am to 5.30pm (except Tuesdays).

 

Annual closure

The Museum of the Battle of Fromelles will be exceptionally closed on the morning of Friday, January 20. It will be open that day from 2pm to 5:30pm.

From 30th January to 5th March 2023 included.

9th and 10thApril, 1st May, 1st November 2023

 

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The audioguides are included in the admission fee and are available in four languages (French, English, German and Dutch)

Full price: €5.0

Concessions: €3.0 Conditions in the detail page

Free: Conditions in the detail page

Group rate: €3.00 per person (minimum 15 people)

School rate: €2.00 per child

Guided tour of the museum  : €50

Guided tour of the cemetery: €30

Accepted payment methods: Cash, credit card, cheque.

 

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The Museum of the Battle of Fromelles is fully accessible to disabled visitors and people with reduced mobility. .

Resources for the blind or vision impaired and the deaf or hearing impaired are available on request at reception

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OUR STORIES COLLECTIONS See all the soldiers
  • Alexander McCulloch

    Alexander McCulloch

    Private 1011 – 32nd Bn, 8th brigade, Single

    Voir la fiche
  • Alfred Thompson

    Alfred Thompson

    Corporal 2825 — 55th Bn, 14th Brigade, Single

    Voir la fiche
  • Edward James Hope

    Edward James Hope

    Private 4188, 54th Bn, 14th Brigade, Single

    Voir la fiche
  • George Honey

    George Honey

    Private 1291, 32nd Bn, 8th Brigade, Married

    Voir la fiche
  • Henry Bell

    Henry Bell

    Private 191 — 29nd Bn , 8th Brigade, Married

    Voir la fiche
  • John Alexander Crawford

    John Alexander Crawford

    Lance Corporal 77, 32nd Bn, 8th Brigade, Single

    Voir la fiche
  • Kenneth Malcom Mortimer

    Kenneth Malcom Mortimer

    Captain — 29th Bn , 8th Brigade, Single

    Voir la fiche
  • Ralph Johnson

    Ralph Johnson

    Lance Corporal 715, 31st Bn, 8th brigade, Single

    Voir la fiche
  • William Edwin Boyce

    William Edwin Boyce

    Private 1218 — 32nd Bn, 8th Brigade, Single

    Voir la fiche
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Museum of Battle of Fromelles
Rue de la Basse Ville
59249 FROMELLES

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