Talbot House

A home from home. A second home.
A beacon of peace for soldiers during the First World War. A refuge from the atrocities.

A chance to escape reality. A peaceful, safe haven full of stories. A house where everyone is equal, without distinction of rank or status.

An authentic British soldier's club. An Every Man's Club where everyone is welcome. A community. Then and now.

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Reviews from our visitors

Very nice and fun hotel!

Talbot house has been on my list for a long time. If I am ever in that area again, I will definitely choose this nice little hotel with its rich history.

Hele fijne ervaring

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We hebben een heel leuk verblijf gehad.

Het was een hele fijne ervaring om hier te logeren. Het is ook heel indrukwekkend. Je voelt de sereniteit, iedereen die er is heeft respect om hetgeen er is gebeurd tijden WOI. De vrijwilligers zijn super vriendelijk en helpen waar ze kunnen. Wij verblijven in een van de Garden Rooms. De kamers zijn basic maar authentiek. Dat de WC en douche gemeenschappelijk zijn stoorde helemaal niet. We komen zeker nog eens terug.

Visit Talbot House

Individual or family visit

Open the doors to the past and enter a living museum. Tap the tablet and be guided individually or with your family through the history of the First World War using moving stories, amusing anecdotes and original artefacts from a tumultuous period.

Group visit

Join our passionate storytellers and relive the origins of the House. Discover together with our passionate guides what Talbot House meant to many visitors at the time and why it is still important today. Enjoy glorious history in a House full of stories.

School visit

Amaze your students with a unique museum experience in an authentic setting. Plan a visit with your school and introduce a new generation of young people to history in an original way through fascinating stories in an unprecedented setting.

Our mission is to open Talbot House as an international center for peace and reconciliation, where visitors find mental, physical and spiritual refreshment. A living museum where everyone is welcome, just like then. A lasting reminder of the 'Every Man's Club' that it was during the Great War.


Just like thousands of soldiers, pilgrims and visitors before you, you too can spend the night at Talbot House. Let yourself be carried away by the many stories that live on every floor and the rich history that resides in every room. Spend the night in a unique setting and experience the authentic atmosphere. Surprise yourself with an unparalleled stay in the Old House or the garden rooms, and become part of the Talbot House story.

discover the guesthouse


Immerse yourself in the colorful history of Talbot House and relive the past. Discover numerous activities, plan your visit to the museum or go for the ultimate experience with one of our story tours.

discover the experience


Just as it was in the past, Talbot House hosts a range of events each year by a dedicated team of volunteers. Activities that bring us together on days when we commemorate, celebrate, live and experience. Find out what events are planned, register and become part of the Talbot House community.

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A House full of stories, a House full of atmosphere.

WWI - Digital Guest Book

Browse Talbot House's digital guestbook and uncover your link with the past. In this online database you will discover who the visitors to the House were, what their rank was and to which unit they belonged. 

The register is based on the Visitors' Books and Communicants' Rolls used since the opening of Talbot House on 11 December 1915, with new names being added continuously. 

This project is part of LANDSCAPES | Feel Flanders Fields in collaboration with Westtoer.

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Do you have a question? Or do you have a special request? Would you like to plan an event yourself? Do not hesitate to contact us.

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