As a group leader, you are welcome to come and prepare your visit on location. To help you as good as we can, we’re always willing to give you information during your preparatory visit. We recommend you to first read up on the history of Talbot House on this website. If you have questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
To encourage students to discover each theme for themselves, we developed a range of supportive materials. You can download these here.
Generally a group visit starts in the Concert Hall, where a video introduction about the past of Poperinge and Talbot House is shown. Guided tours and a tablet tour are also available. For an overview of the options please click here.
The permanent exposition gives you an idea of what daily life behind the front was like. Several themes like medical care, life in the soldiers’ camps and holding morality high are addressed by looking at first-hand testimonies (letters, diary fragments, memoirs, …).
Having a look around in Talbot House itself is the central experience of your visit. Today, the House is decorated as authentic as possible. It almost feels as if Tubby could walk through the door at any time.
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