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Museum collection

As a WWI museum, the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917’s collection, both in content as volume, is a strong asset. The collection at the MMP1917 is dynamic. In the past years, it has grown through targeted purchases, donations and archaeological finds related to WWI.

The MMP1917’s core collection consists mainly of militaria. There are also a large number of personal objects and documents in the museum’s collection. Furthermore, it comprises a limited share of WWI-related archaeological finds and relics.

The MMP1917’s core collection is divided into a few sub-collections, mainly originating from dissolved museums or private collections:

About half of the collection can be found in the permanent museum exhibitions. The remaining exhibits are stored in the new museum depot and are used for temporary exhibitions, loans and research.