The Battle of Fromelles Museum is located adjacent to the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery in the hamlet of Fromelles which is situated in the Nord/Pas de Calais region of Northern France. It is 22 kilometres (13½ miles) west of Lille and 104 kilometres (65 miles) south east of Calais. The cemetery is sign posted from the main N41 Lille — La Basse road and is on Rue de la Basse Ville near the church and civil cemetery.
The Battle of Fromelles Museum was officially opened on 18 July 2014 in the presence of Australia's Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Michael Ronaldson, and senior French officials. It was built to assist visitors to understand Australia's role and the great sacrifice of Allied soldiers during the Battle of Fromelles. The museum is home to the collection that was formerly housed in the Fromelles town hall. It not only tells the story of the battle, but also the story of the recovery of the Fromelles Missing nearly 100 years later.
Visitor Information *
|Everyday||09:30 - 17:30
Closed on Tuesday
|Closed:||Christmas to New Year (25th December to 1st January inclusive)
Tuesday 16 January 2018 to Sunday 4 March 2018 inclusive
Easter Sunday and Monday
1st week-end of September
|Ticket office closures at:||17:00|
|Groups (15 to 30)||€4.00|
|Schools (maximum 35 students)||€2.00|
* Correct at time of writing.
Funding for the museum came from the Australian Government, which contributed over $1 million, and French partners who contributed over €1.8 million.