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 located 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
The weekend of 13-14 December we have celebrated the 70th Anniversary of liberation and remember the Battle of the Bulge. A lot of Veterans from America and Belgium came to visit the area for all the festivities, together with over 1250 others. The booksigning with Ian Gardner plus special guests and also Vince Speranza was a big success.
The positive and sometimes emotional response gives us the energy to keep on and to improve.
Now we take to time to enjoy the memories, have our holidays and clean up for the next year.
The openingdays around these days are:
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Austin Belke - 2015-01-04 13:53:28
This was by far one of the best museums that I have ever been to. I made a trip to Belgium and had to make a stop in Bastogne(one of my favorite parts learning about the war) This whole museum has so many artifacts and so much to read. The bomb shelter was really intense and to the teeth realistic.
Marcella Beaudreau - 2014-12-09 18:21:57
Here's to a successful book signing for "No Victory in Valhalla" by Ian Gardner on 13th Dec. 2014!!! One day I shall visit your wonderful museum myself, but until then, keep up the great work you do in keeping the past alive. We must never forget the sacrifices that were made for us.