‘Mission Polygon Wood’ combines personal stories of fallen soldiers with hands-on tasks in Polygon Wood. This wood, some three minutes’ drive from our museum, together with CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery, is among the most important Westhoek sites that recall the First World War. Besides the Commonwealth cemeteries Polygon Wood Cemetery and Buttes New British Cemetery, bunker ruins there, among others, are reminders of the war past.

A walk with a mission

In Polygon Wood, the aim is for the group to reach the other side of the forest independently via four locations. However, there are no ready-made directions. The pupils search for codes in groups, with the help of doing assignments and British, Australian or New Zealand identity cards of fallen soldiers.

Practical info

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (visit to Passchendaele Museum not included).
Target group: 2nd and 3rd grade secondary schools ASO and TSO (English- or Dutch-language version) and 3rd grade BSO (Dutch-language version).
GroupsMax. 40 pupils per session (larger groups are split into groups of min. 20 pupils).
Supervisors: our supervisors keep an eye on things along the way
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Per session € 300 per session

(Guided) visit to Passchendaele Museum

Per student €4.50 (in group, without audioguide)

€6.00 (individually)

Per adult €8,00 (in group, without audioguide)

€10,50 (individually)

Teachers Min. 15 paying persons, 1 per 15 free of charge

Address information

Longitude: 50.853627451336
Latitude: 2.9771018103875

T: 0032 (0)51 77 04 41


  • Zonnebeke
  • WWI


Family Quest: Mystery in the Polygon Forest Estimated distance: 0.08 Km
Nonnebossen walking route Estimated distance: 0.13 Km
Polygoonbos (Polygon Wood) Estimated distance: 0.65 Km