Battle of Fromelles Museum

Battle of Fromelles Museum

GPS: 50.608173, 2.851798

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.

For up-to-date visitor information visit Musée de la bataille de Fromelles

Funding for the museum came from the Australian Government, which contributed over $1 million, and French partners who contributed over €1.8 million.

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Last updated: 14th December 2018