As soon as you enter the church, you also enter into a dialogue with Huib Hoste. You will discover why the Church of Our Lady is now regarded as the very first modernist church in Belgium and will also be able to see what other plans Hoste had for buildings in our region. A pair of VR-glasses allows you to see the church as the master-architect originally intended, while a 3D-visualisation of the first years after the war takes you back through time to the Zonnebeke of the early 1920s.
Climb the tower and discover how the history of the region has changed the landscape in the exhibition 'A Scarred Landscape'. The climb will reward you with a phenomenal view over the surrounding countryside.
Infoboxes in Zonnebeke, Passendale (Passchendaele), Beselare, Geluveld and Zandvoorde tell you the story of the reconstruction in that area.
PRACTICAL INFO TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
- Location: Church of our Lady, Roeselarestraat 1, 8980 zonnebeke
- Opening hours: Daily open from 9 am to 6 pm with last admission at 4.30 pm. Annually closed from 16 December until the 1st of February.
- Prices: Free.
This temporary exhibtion is part of the project Feniks 2020. Under the title of ‘Feniks’, municipalities and museums in the Westhoek have joined forces to tell the remarkable story not only of the material rebuilding, but also of the recovery of the region's social and cultural life : the reconstruction as a symbol to the local population’s indestructible resilience. Thematic exhibitions and public events bring the story of the recovery and region.