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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 | Jubelpark, 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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Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 | Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 737 78 33
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Reviewed yesterday

Good place to visit, plenty of things to see inside. You will need minimum of 2 hours to see everything.

Thank Mirda831
Reviewed 5 days ago

This has a massive display of military hardware from medieval armor to modern jets. Some sections are better laid out that others and better labeled, but all are impressive.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a museum with a fantastic collection of aircraft of all types which was very enjoyable. Entrance fee was reasonable but the one letdown was the second world War section was closed for refurbishment, fair enough. The rooftop view over Brussels was good. Overall...More

Thank thewanderer300
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum looks a little tired in places, but is very reasonably priced with an interesting selection of various military items including some WWI tanks and a hall with many varieties of aircraft (and a small Waterloo selection). You can look out over Brussels from...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibition, especially the planes hall-you can see lots of examples of different times, not only war planes, but civilian as well. One thing that we missed-not all exhibitions had explanations in English.

Thank Marijus R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My main interest was in the aviation aspect of this museum, and I was not disappointed. Many excellent examples of military aviation through the years. I also liked the interpretation available via placards and signage. I do recommend the audio tour, which provided much extra...More

Thank MichaelGrantsPass_OR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is huge but unfortunately not open until late, so we arrived around 40 minutes before closing. You can only pay with a card, but when they saw we were confused, they let us in for free. The WWII exhibition is amazing, and there are...More

Thank Dóra V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not really into wars and tools for killing, but this museum is close to my home and free on the first Wensdays of the months after 13.00, so I went here. There are a lot of stuffs to see, and if you are...More

Thank Ágnes Éva H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is free with the Brussels card. I didn't know what to expect visiting this museum but it is actually crammed full of collections of anything military. My son enjoyed the tanks, planes, weapons, uniforms, especially the flame thrower. One can spend days in...More

Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting museum, grasping both World Wars, the late colonial era, the battle of Waterloo and everything in between that involved Belgium in any way. Unfortunately, as my visit was in September 2017, the World War 2 exhibits area was closed for renovations, but...More

Thank Xenios_Kofteros
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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.