The Forester's House (La Maison Forestière) 

On October 31st 1918, in a Forester's House in Pommereuil, Wilfred Owen wrote his final letter to his mother. Turner Prize nominee Simon Patterson has transformed this house into a white sculptured memorial to Owen and his poetry, which opened to the public on October 1st 2011.

Opening hours

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For more information (including opening hours outside of November) contact the Tourist Office at or telephone: 03 27 84 10 94.  Alternatively call into the office at 9, Place du Commandant Richez 59360 Cateau Cambrésis.

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Free entry.


Inside the Forester's House

Inside the Forester's House

The opening

The Opening of the Forester's House

The Forester's House

The House from the road; the cellar is to the right

Peter Owen, Wilfred's nephew, in the "smoky cellar"

Watch a short film about the Forester's House.

Read and hear more information.

Read about the history of Owen's association with the Forester's House.