Families and young visitors

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Families and young visitors
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The Great War Museum is ideal for a family outing, offering :

  • A valuable educational experience: see, hear, touch and explore. It is suited to children aged 5 and over.
  • An entertaining and accessible visitor trail for all ages. A variety of multimedia equipment is available along the trail, such as archive image screenings, recreated trenches, a video area where visitors are immersed among soldiers in the trenches or on the battlefield, games to discover soldiers’ uniforms, the sounds of war, and the geographical shifts of conflict zones.
  • “Welcome to soldiers’ quarters” is an area for children to discover everyday life in wartime. The Museum’s staff have prepared a selection of books, magazines and comics for young and old. There are also manual tasks, drawing, and soldiers’ uniforms and helmets to try on.
  • Free activity booklets for families to learn together about the history of the First World War. At the Museum, there is an activity booklet designed for children aged 8 to 10 based on “war animals” and another for children aged 5 to 7, who follow the footsteps of Oscar the cat. A third looks at the Museum’s outdoor areas, telling the story of its “unknown soldier”.
  • Workshops, guided tours and key events make the history of World War I accessible to young and old, including during school holidays.

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Beyond the Museum : visiting the region’s remembrance sites

The Great War Museum offers a comprehensive visitor experience. After the 3,000 square metres of the exhibition space, the “Battle of the Marne 1914” circuit leads to the discovery of tourist sites in the Meaux area, which are still marked by the First World War.

The Museum has also designed a “Marne 1914” discovery game for families to engage in an educational and entertaining activity, visiting memorial sites together (available on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store).