The Old Cheesemakery

In the trail of the NZ

Exhibition in The Old Cheesefactory, from 1 may till 30 november, in opening hours.

De Oude Kaasmakerij (The Old Cheese Factory) sits in the middle of what was one of the most fiercely contested battlegrounds in World War One. A century ago, this place was nothing but mud, trenches, barbed wire, weapons and especially the smell and horror that would inspire remembrance, commemoration and reconciliation during more than 100 years.
However, before this place was a battle zone, people lived here, most of them farmers. When the war came, most of them fled to France. There, they learned the art of making cheese, and they brought back these skills with them when they rebuilt their homes and towns after World War One ended. This place is a testament to this story. 

 

Thanks to Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Sir Freddy Declerck, Honorary Captain RNZN.

 

Visit this exhibition in opening hours.

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