Preparing for your visit

We offer a range of activities and extra-mural events to build upon your visit to the Historial.

An internationally-respected historical institution, the museum helps us to better understand this global conflict, combining stories from the front with glimpses of life away from the battlefield, interweaving the perspectives of the three main warring parties on the Western Front.


Mystery at the museum (duration: 90 mins – 2 hours): pupils work independently using the teaching materials provided by our Educational Dept. Teachers are responsible for selecting, downloading and printing the documents best suited to their classes (the Historial does not provide photocopies).

Field visits: Field visits are designed to complement and build upon your visit to the museum.

The Remembrance Tour : is a half-day tour which takes in the most emblematic sites of the Battle of the Somme. Each group is accompanied by a guide from the Historial. The tour generally makes three stops: the Lochnagar mine crater, the Newfoundland Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel, and the Thiepval Monument.

The Reconstruction Circuit around Péronne (duration: 1 – 1.5 hours) allows visitors to take the tour at their own pace using the materials provided by our Educational Department (maps, questions and answers).

Practical information


Visiting the Péronne Museum: €4.50 per pupil (1 accompanying adult goes free for each 10 pupils, €4.50 per additional adult)
Visiting the Thiepval Museum: €3 per pupil (1 accompanying adult goes free for each 10 pupils, €3 per additional adult)
Combined visit of the Péronne and Thiepval Museums: €6 per pupil

Memorial Circuit: flat rate of €110 for guided tours in French and €130 for tours in English (1 guide per bus)

Workshops: free (included in price of admission; one class at a time maximum)

Coach parking

Free coach parking behind the Péronne Museum, look for “Espace Mac Orlan”

In Thiepval, car park opposite the museum entrance

Museum regulations

  • • Backpacks must be left on the bus or in the picnic room assigned to your group (reserved for groups on full-day visits, subject to availability).
  • • Only pencils may be used to write inside the museum’s exhibition spaces.
  • • Some of the items on display are sensitive to light, and in order to protect them the use of flash photography is prohibited.
  • • Pupils remain under the responsibility of their teachers at all times.
  • • The management of the “Historial of the Great War” association cannot accept any responsibility for loss, theft or damage of personal property.


In order to effectively manage the flow of visitors, and to ensure the best possible experience for all, advance booking is required for all school groups.

To book your visit, please fill in the form below. The Reservations team will be in touch as soon as possible to confirm your booking.