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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Parc du Cinquantenaire 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 737 78 33
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The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is the perfect stop for history and military enthusiasts. Located in the two northernmost halls of the Cinquantenaire Park historic complex, the museum collections comprise more than 10 centuries of military and technology history, ranging from suits of armor, antique firearms and swords to armored vehicles and airplanes. Numerous paintings, sculptures, decorations, and military uniforms bring back to life the military history of this area. Admission is free. Closed on Mondays.
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  • Average9%
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Parc du Cinquantenaire 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 737 78 33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this museum. It had everything you could think of and more. Tanks, planes, helicopters, mines, mortars, guns, swords, armor of every kind. From medieval times right through to modern day. We scanned through the exhibitions fairly quickly, pausing only to take a...More

Thank DavidWray96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For museum buffs, this is worth the stop. From mediaeval plate to full Napoleonic dress, battle gear and battle wear, this is the place. There is also a very good display and interpretation of both WW1 and WW2, helping bring alive these wars and the...More

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

By all accounts this museum should really have gotten a five star rating. However, two things really pulled it down for me: 1) Almost half the museum was closed for refurbishing, something they didn't mention until after I paid for entrance. 2) There is very...More

1  Thank Lord_Dehf
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

They have a lot of merchandise, but the information was missing, and was not in English, for the most part. I was not impressed, it seemed like they just accepted everything there could be categorized as "war", a low degree of cohesion.

1  Thank matthiasrwagner
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I went here on my last day before I got the Eurostar. Great way to kill some time and see some aircraft!

1  Thank Jacob H
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

From perfectly fitted out uniformed wax figures to almost 100 different military aircraft salvaged from the last 100 years to almost every weapon designed it has everything. Mind blowing stuff and very photogenic. You could spend the whole day here.

1  Thank nitchrow91
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you a WWI and WWII buff - this place is mental!!! Huge collections of the war machinery, air force, tanks, and them miniature naval vessels are quite spectacular!

1  Thank Rohit P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We visited during a quiet weekday and were very pleasantly surprised at the scope of the exhibits. Whilst the aviation hall and its exhibits were in need of a good clean, it did not distract from the scope of what was on display. Any one...More

1  Thank Fritzx
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Whilst enjoying the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Brussels, we decided to hop off at Schuman and walk to the rather grand Parc du Cinquantenaire where there are several museums including this excellent one on military history with countless cabinets displaying colourful uniforms...More

1  Thank richardanderson854
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Great for war/weapon/history buffs and others too! It's true, the museum is a bit chaotic and poorly organized but OMG THE THINGS YOU WILL SEE! The vastness and uniqueness of the collection makes up for the disorganization. Plus, you can rent an audio guide to...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Pierre B | Reviewed this property |
Best way is by Metro. Stop at Schuman and and ask for Park Cinquantenaire. It is on the left once you cross the Arch de Triumph.
Ben S
21 February 2016|
Response from Pascal7777 | Property representative |
If you want to visit every hall and floor, you need a day for an extensive visit and a few hours for a walk-through.
Mathew T
25 November 2015|
Response from Pascal7777 | Property representative |
Hello Mathew. An audioguide is available in English. Most of the information displayed is in Dutch and in French.