Welcome to the website of the brand-new 101st Airborne museum Le Mess in Bastogne - Belgium.
The museum and its fantastic historical building will give you a great impression of the Battle of the Bulge.
Window displays with amazing lifelike scenes and mannequins will take you back to the cold winter
1944-1945 when the battle took place.

First you walk around and see what soldiers and locals did during this terrible war.

Then as a final you visit the basement with more dioramas and little items, but also with a hospital.

You see the caretaking for several wounded soldiers, and a burned motorcyclist is accompanied inside.

Behind a door you will find a bombingsexperience in a hiding shelter, together with a family.

You will hear, see and feel the loud sound they heard during wartime.


The museum is lokated in the city center of Bastogne, nearby the tank on the main square (350 mtr)
and is definately worth a visit.

You can park your car for free in the street the museum is located.
Hope to see you at the museum!

News and events


Watch out: the museum is closed on Thursday 21 August 2014 till 13h30 !!!!

On Sunday 17 august 2014 Helen Patton, was the granddaughter of General Patton in the museum.

She is the publisher of "Portrets of Service" and has made a large number of books signed.

The interested parties were also able to visit the museum, where they have made.

In large numbers also use The museum is enjoying growing interest with visitors from all over the world.

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HELEN PATTON - 2014-08-19 23:10:25
The secret is out! This museum is the HEARTBEAT of Bastogne where soldiers and veterans of former and current service can feel welcome amid authentic artefacts and gripping dioramas that even surpass Madam Tussaud's! The bomb shelter experience is nothing Disney but rather uses true recordings from the Bulge offering the closest you can come to overcoming the cites' bombardment. The faithfully restored mansion (1936) still emanates "Officers Club!" Come and see and just BE!!! I know my grandfather GS PATTON Jr. would be at home here. In fact I am quite sure he must have also inspected the place at some point! You bet I'll sign books anytime at the 101! Always meet the most interesting folks as well!

George Simko - 2014-08-19 17:37:31
Greetings from Texas. Great site you have here. Hope to visit the museum one day with my friend Marcel and meet Franck. George