Discover the Talbot House stories outdoors

Explore the history of Talbot House on the local town of Poperinge but also on the local cemeteries and battlefields. 
These tours follow the footsteps of Talbotousians and provide a different insight into Talbot House. 


 On leave in Pops: guided city walk

Join our expert local guide on a discovery tour through the streets of Poperinge during the Great War. As the first and only "free" city, Poperinge became the garrison town first for the French and alter the British war machine. The town centre was transformed into a huge metropole with over a quarter of a million soldiers. Listen to the stories from the pubs, find out the anecdotes told by the Poperinge children and find out where the condemned men spent their final night. 

The walk usually takes two hours but can be added on or shortened on request. Rate: 80 EUR

Life behind the Lines: coach tour 

We visit the sites of the former camps, medical facilities such as Lijssenthoek as well as the Chinese Labour Memorial. Together we explore the city centre of Poperinge or Petit Paris as the men called it. We pause at the Death Cell, a silent reminder of the condemned men. 

The tour usually takes two hours but can be added on or shortened on request. Rate: 80 EUR

A Talbot House Pilgrimage: coach tour

Countless of silent witnesses in Flanders Fields still tell the story of Talbot House and her visitors. Join us through the aid posts of Transport Farm where Tubby held mass, witness the gigantic Pool of Peace crater which is still owned by Talbot House and visit the final resting place of Gilbert Talbot after whom the House was named. Using countles anekdotes and little stories, we bring the old battlefields alive. Join our Talbot House Pilgrimage!

The tour usually takes four hours but can be added on or shortened on request. Rate: 160 EUR

Medical evacuation and surgical treatment

Starting at the frontline, we explore the various medical facilities along the evacuation route (RAP - ADS - WWCP - MDS) all the to way the field hospitals in the Poperinge area. By using the stories of Talbotousians (doctors, nurses and patients) and our founding father Tubby, we get a unique insight into the medical treatment of the time as well as the care for the patients both physically as well as mentally. Sites include Transport Farm, The White Mill, Lijssenthoek, Death Cells, etc. A tour, including a visit to Talbot House, ideally last a full day but can be tailored to the students knowledge or the GCSE requirements.

The tour usually takes four hours but can be added on or shortened on request. Rate: 160 EUR

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