Fort Aubin-Neuchâteau Museum
Rue du Colonel d'Ardenne 11, 4608 NEUFCHÂTEAU
Covering a number of themes and following a precise chronology, you start your visit with a passage over the Yser in 1918 and follow the red thread leading to the instability in Europe in the 1930s, which explains the reason for the construction of new Forts, including Aubin-Neufchâteau.
This political uncertainty led to the mobilisation of our soldiers, approximately 545 for Aubin-Neufchâteau, and you are immersed in their daily lives through dioramas retracing the pre-war period and the 12 days of fighting at the Fort.
The captivity of our brave men is also explored using mannequins, documents and photos from the period, as well as the reuse of the Fort by the Germans with their famous "Röchling shells".
Your visit concludes with the liberation and the post-war period, with a final thought: were not the soldiers who fought there, in the end, mostly similar young men, with a desire to live and yet sacrificed for an ideal that perhaps not everyone shared?
Opening : Visits every 3rd Sunday of the month at 1.30pm, from April to November and every Sunday in July and August, from 1pm to 4.30pm.