Talbot House

During the First World War, Poperinge was situated a few kilometres behind the turmoil of battle on the Ypres Salient and became home to the British army. In the centre of this lively town, Chaplain Philip Clayton opened a “soldiers’ house”. The large home of a local family was transformed into “Every Man’s Club”, where all soldiers were welcome, regardless of rank. For hundreds of thousands of soldiers, this place became ‘a home from home’, where they found a little bit of humanity, rest and peace. Today, the house and grounds are a museum, with most of the exhibitions taking place in the grounds and out-houses showing displays on the people and the events that took place during the war. There is also an education room available for you to use for your own activities during your visit.