Carrière Wellington

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Destroyed by German bombs as early as 1914, Arras then fell under the command of the British Expeditionary Forces. In 1916 preparations began to link up the Arras quarries where a 24,000-strong army would be stationed before launching a surprise offensive against the German positions; the work involved creating some 19km of underground galleries. Videos, photos, letters, wall engravings and objects depict this epic adventure, in addition to a 20m-guided underground tour through the network dug by New Zealand miners during World War I.

Useful information

Address : 

Rue Delétoile

Phone:

+33 3 21 51 26 95

Price:

6.90 € (-18 years old 3.20 €)

Opening hours

early Feb- early Jan: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-6pm - closed 3 weeks in Jan, 1 Jan, 16 Jun, 25 Dec (telephone for exceptional closures)

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