Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre

Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre and Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre
Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre.

The Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre, at the site of the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, is located at the north-eastern side of the cemetery. It was opened in September 2012.

The focus of the Visitor Centre is research into the medical services during the First World War. It tells the story of how the wounded were treated following their injuries in the battle area and brought to a safe haven behind the lines. For many thousands the wounds they had received were too great and they were buried at Lijssenthoek. They never made it to the Base Hospitals or to their homes.

Discover & Learn at the Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre

The Photo Wall in the Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre.
Photo Wall.

Visitor Information

Calendar at Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre.
Calendar at Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre.

Coronavirus: The Visitor Centre has safety measures in place because of coronavirus, but there is no requirement to book in advance of a visit. Visit the Visitor Centre website for up to date details.

Opening Hours

Open Daily 09.00 to 18.00 hours


Admission is free.

Visitor Facilities

Toilet facilities.


Lijssenthoek Project

The Lijssenthoek Project was established in 2009 to research the casualties buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. If you have a relative who served in the medical services here or is buried at the cemetery, do get in touch!

Lijssenthoek Project

Contact Details

Contact the Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre and the Lijssenthoek Project:

Address: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Boescheepseweg 35A, 8970 Poperinge, Belgium

Telephone: +32 (0)57 34 66 76

Website: Contact

Location of Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre

Latitude N 50° 83' 00.48" ; Longitude E 2° 70' 20.14"

Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre is located next to the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and signposted from the N38 (Frans-Vlaanderenweg) road. This road runs between the French-numbered D948 road from Callicannes on the French-Belgian border, where it becomes the Belgian-numbered road N38 to Poperinge. The Visitors Centre and cemetery lie on the east side of the N38.

Following directions at the green Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost, turn off the N38 take the side road for about 200 metres. Turn right into Boescheepseweg and continue for approximately 1.5 kilometres. This is a narrow road and care should be taken when getting in and out of vehicles as passing traffic is infrequent but may be fast.

The N38 can be rejoined again by continuing southwards along the Boescheepseweg for approximately 1.5 kilometres. Take the first right turn into the lane called Lyssenthoek and the N38 will be reached within 1 kilometre.


There is parking for cars, coaches and minibuses at the Visitor Centre.

Guided Visits

The Listening Wall in the Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre.
Listening Wall.

You can book a guide for your visit to Poperinge, The Lijssenthoek Visitor Centre, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and the battlefield area. For more information contact:


Related Topics

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery near Poperinge, Belgium.
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery near Poperinge, Belgium.

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Lijssenthoek Project Partners

For information about the organizations working in partnership with the Lijssenthoek Project:

Talbot House (Toc H), Poperinge

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres - Ieper

Passchendaele Memorial Museum, Zonnebeke

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Photographs courtesy of Lijssenthoek Project & Visitor Centre.