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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

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Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire, 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 737 78 33
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is the perfect...

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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Great museum.

It was a very large museum. Alot of artifacts, history , weapons and planes. Great value . Impressed of the amount of things to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Geir-72
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Oslo, Norway
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a very well designed museum. Lacked a story. You get the feeling of being in a storage area for museum exhibits. But all in all I enjoyed it.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very large museum. Alot of artifacts, history , weapons and planes. Great value . Impressed of the amount of things to see.

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Cleckheaton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are outstanding. Such a large expanse of exhibition halls. Magnificent surroundings. The access is very good with easily accessible car parking. Cafe on site is average but acceptable. The grounds are very good and the views from the upper floors of old Brussels is superb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this by accident after a wonder through 'Parc du Cinquantenaire' and we were blown away. This certainly isn't something on the top of my lists to do but I am so glad we went. It cost us 4 euros to enter as we were 25. It is 5 euros for people above that age. The museum was huge... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the second visit to this wonderful museum. I was there with my kids and we enjoyed its fantastic collection of weaponry, costumes and uniforms and pictures. A special interest to us presented the huge hangar like space where the war planes and helicopters were exhibited. Do not forget to visit the cafe there. Be aware that the entrance... More 

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Hulste, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though I'm totally not into army or war history, my mouth fell open by seeing the immens hall with plains. It is absolutely huge. Many planes have their own information panel. I came around 15 o' clock and did not have enough time to see everything and read everything. I can imagine that someone who likes this kind of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on the 13th Dec, which we were lucky to go this day because the next day the museum was closed to the public. Our two kids age 7 & 9 loved it...especially all the planes. Not expensive either and defiantly worth a visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to bring my kids to this museum but sadly the opening hours is different from the website. We arrive at 4 pm and the museum is close at 5 pm. When i check at internet the museum is close at 6 pm and it is free entrance. But when finally we arrive in Brussel and go to the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has a great collection of pieces detailing the military history of Belgium. Has a great selection of 19th and early 20th century weaponry along with uniforms across that period. The WWII section was excellent though the WW I area was a little sparse - it did however have a couple of excellent examples of early tanks. Unfortunately the... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent a good half a day here exploring their collection as it is just so vast! Really enjoyed this place as i am very enthusiastic about military history. They have a huge hanger for planes and an outside collection of tanks which is great. Would definitely recommend this place!

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