Fort de La Pompelle Museum

1000070015 - Listed or registered (CNMHS) ,  Museum ,  History ,  Military at 

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2 destins en guerre Renard et Sabran - Copie.JPG
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ambulance hypomobile francaise.JPG
artillerie allemande.JPG
artillerie fran+ºaise.JPG
casque et brassard infirmier.JPG
chopes et gourdes de reservistes allemands.JPG
coffre flanquant 2.JPG
fantassin francais du 132e regiment infanterie.JPG
cuirasse de guetteur allemand.JPG
galerie friese.JPG
gilet de cuirasse de cuirassier.JPG
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  • This fort was built in 1880 to defend Reims. The museum houses collections of military uniforms, weapons, canons and hats (among which the Friese collection of the Imperial German army).

    Fort de la Pompelle played an important role in the 1914-1918 war. It was built in 1883 as part of Reims' defences on the designs of General Séré de Rivières after the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). It was the only fort to remain in the hands of the allied forces during WWI and protected city of Reims. Reconverted into a museum, Fort de la Pompelle contains an important military collections, of which the unique Friese collection of 560 items of headgear that belonged to the German imperial army.

    For the Centenary of the Great War, the site of the Fort de la Pompelle underwent significant restorations and renovations from 2013 to 2016, while the museography was redesigned.

    Open from:
    - April to September from 10 am to 6 pm
    - October to March from 10 am to 5 pm
    Yearly closure on 1 May, 14 July, 1 November and from 15 December to 17 January.
    Free entry the first Sunday of each month and on 11 November.
  • Access
    • Motorway  :  A34, sortie 28 at 5 km
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Near a main road
    • Outskirts of town
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Tourism and handicap
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Equipment
    • Access for disabled
    • Boutiques
Payment methods
  • Bank card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Other

    • 5 city museums

    From 20 €
  • Adult

    • Adult

    From 5 €
  • Group

    • +20 people

    From 3 €
  • Reduction

    • Reduced (18/25 years and +65 years)

    From 3 €
  • Child rate
    From 0 €
  • Other

    • Partial closure

    From 4 €
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  • Musée bien conçu et intéressant

    Très bien pensé avec différents supports ( audio, visuel...) avec de nombreuses historiques très bien conçues reprenant avec vulgarisation l'histoire du fort. Site stratégique que l on connaît trop peu. Magnifique collection de coiffes à voir. bâtiment bien mis en valeur. Visite à faireun we en famille.