In september 2018 the MHM44 museum in Grandmenil was inaugurated.
Patrice Dalrue and his wife Maggy, from Amiens/ France, are the owners of the museum.
The Manhay History 44 museum is dedicated to the men who fought in the Grandmenil area in december 1944 and january 1945.
Besides many original artifacts of the “2nd SS Das Reich”, you will find many US artifacts, from the 3rd Armored Division, 75th Infantry Division and 82nd Airborne Division. You also will see items of a bomber crew and the Belgium resistance.
What is pretty unique in this museum, is the construction of it. You will see a ship, a train, several buildings, a barn and the Ardennes landscape.
Patrice has his main focus on the villages of Grandmenil, Manhay, Dochamps and Odeigne.
Besides the displays you can see a movie, with a lot of videos from the direct area. Other videos, recorded in the area , with the help of reenactors and vehicules form the ww2 era, are integrated in the displays. Some displays are changeable in the future: so other items can be displayed.
At the end of your visit you can take a look in the shop, filled with a lot of gadgets, many books and, of course, original ww2 stuff. You can also have a coffee, a soda or a snack, before you will be heading for a next stop.
The MHM44 museum is an absolute MUST SEE when you are visiting the Ardennes.
Customers who are on battle tour with Bob or/and who are staying at guesthouse Bo Temps, will get a nice discount at the museum.
Visit the website of the MHM44 museum!
The smallest museum in Belgium!
In the back of our yard, you will find the smallest museum about the Battle of the Bulge in the whole Ardennes.
This museum is run by my two sons, Tom and Ben and is not bigger then 20m2. You will find all kinds of stuff: finds from the woods, helmets, replica guns, loads of pictures, a diorama of Troud du Loup, and all the stories we have been previous working on. You will find the stories of Richard Wiegand, Clarence D. Self, Pol Servais, the 551stPIB and many, many more.
Enterance is free and Tom or Ben would love to guide you around.
Please do make an appointment if you don’t have a Battle Tour. Our little museum is open to all public.