There is more than one museum about the "Battle of Verdun" in the Verdun area! Below I added some websites concerning this place:
Verdun Tourisme, réservations hôtelières, visites guidées, circuits et séjours, informations
Ossuaire de Douaumont
Musée Première Guerre mondiale
Romagne '14-'18 : Informal museum on the day-to-day life of the soldiers in World War I - Home
CENTRE MONDIAL DE LA PAIX
If you have never been in Verdun before I would recommend a visit at the modern Tourist office of Verdun
. The have lots of leaflets and brochures in different languages and they are usually well informed about the places and events.
The Oussaire de Douaumont
is another of the important places. It is the central place to remember the dead soldiers of this war. It includes a high tower from where you have a great view over the battlefield and a small museum.
The Memorial de Verdun
is approximately in the centre of the battlefield. They have a modern technical equipment and magnificent pieces of the time of WW1. Additionally they occasionally have specialised small military exhibitions (last time I visited a fine exhibition about WW1 telephone and radio equipment).
I really recommend the littel private museum Romagne 14-18
of Jean-Paul de Vries in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon. It is only a mile away from the big American Cemetary and Mr. de Vries has a huge collection of things he found during his trips across the battlefields (including the original tombstone of my greatuncle!).
In the Centre Mondial de la Paix
the often have exhibitions in connection with WW1. It is loated next to the cathedral of Verdun. Additionally you can visit the huge undergroud citadel under the main hill of the city.
Places I would recommend to visit are the Fort de Douaumont
and the Fort de Vaux
(Tours inside of the forts are available in French, English, German and probably other languages). Additionally the Ouvrage de Froideterre
is a place that should be visited.
OK, I forgot to mention many other places that are worth being visited ....
Please ask if there are any questions.