Jules Blasse. Un soldat montois dans les tranchées

Walks and hiking at Mons

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  • Sunday 21st of August, the Mons Memorial Museum will be accessible at a price of 3 € to commemorate the 102 years of the death of John Parr, a British soldier of 17 who died on this day in 1914 in Obourg and thus becoming the first soldier of the Commenwealth who died during the Great War.

    Activities available for all the family to discover the museum in a new way.

    All day long: try the first version of the free app “Mons Museums”, with a self guided tour.

    Discover the testimony of Jules Blasse, a 23 year old Belgian assistant who was recruited as a soldier the 31st of July 1914, and who went to Antwerp, Yser and the Belgian coast. He writes daily in his journal, where he reveals his impressions, hopes and fears. On the 21th of August, tablets will also be available for those who don’t have a smartphone. (activity only available in French at the moment, free wi-fi in the hall and the cafeteria).

    Visit the museum with the “M-rubans”: intuitive and fun time lines, just like tape measure, to re-discover the museum. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. a team of volunteers will organize with the Dynamusée a life sized board game about the Great War for groups.

    Discover the museums in a new way: self guided tours, fun walks, videos and multimedia content to add value to your experience in the museums of the city of Mons.

    WHERE : Mons Memorial Museum
  • Documentation
  • Rates
  • Free