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Gourlin Thierry
Président / Fondateur

Hello and welcome to our website which, with all its simplicity, shall give you all the necessary information when you visit us in the Poppy Country.

Alone, with family or by group, come and discover or rediscover the different services we propose.

Situated at the Heart of the Battle of the Somme (1914/1918), the Somme 1916 Museum of ALBERT traces the lives of soldiers in the trenches during the Franco-British offensive in 1916.

At 10 meters below ground and 250 meters in length, you will discover realistic and grasping scenes of the daily lives of our soldiers. Mannequins are brought to life through fifteen realistic scenes transporting you to the past. Time passes but the memory remains.

The museum is translated into 4 languages using panels (French-English-Dutch–German), and can also be guided by one of our guides in any of these languages.

After having visited the museum, and exited our souvenir shop, you may take a peaceful stroll in the beautiful public garden crossed by the river Ancre. Take the time to visit our website and prepare your next trip.

Our friendly team will be delighted to help you. To contact us or make a reservation you may call:

+ 33 (3) 22 75 16 17 or email us at :
musee@somme1916.org or by fax on: +33 3 22 75 56 33

I hope to see you very soon in ALBERT situated at the Heart of the Poppy Country, like the 75 000 visitors in 2018.

 

Thierry Gourlin