The 31st edition of the European Heritage Days will take place on the 20th and 21st September 2014 !
For this occasion, the Historial, Museum of the Great War at Péronne is exceptionally open free of charge and guided tours (in French only) will enable you to discover – or rediscover – the museum’s rich collections.
The guided tours are running on Saturday 20th September at 2.30pm and 4pm and on Sunday 21st at 10.30am and 3pm.
It is advised to book your guided tour at 03 22 83 14 18 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In Poppy Country (Albert and surrounding villages):
- Guided tours of the Glory Hole at La Boisselle are available on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm
- Authuille Church: The time line will be on display in the Saint-Fursy Church. The exhibition “The Inhabitants of Authuille during the War” will also be displayed on the walls of the church on Sunday from 9am to 7pm.
- Chapelle Madame at Mailly-Maillet: free visit or guided tour plus an exhibition entitled “Great War 14-18”. The collections belong to Monsieur Gueant who will be present during the small-group guided tours.
Saturday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.
Sunday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm
At the Little Train of the Haute Somme:
For the European Heritage Days, the Museum of Narrow-gauge Railways will be open on the 21st September from 10am to 7pm. The steam train will be running in the afternoon (at a reduced tariff).
The volunteers will let you in on all their secrets about the Little Train from their 43 years of passionate service! Guided tours of the museum and demonstrations will be available.
Come and discover the volunteers’ work, the work in progress, and the little stories and great history of the narrow-gauge railways.
The museum opens at 10am.
Train departures at 2pm, 3.05pm, 4.10pm and 5.15pm (train-ride lasts 50mins)