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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 14 December 2017

This is a very inexpensive museum opposite Autoworld (which is also worth a visit). It's much bigger than we expected and full of a variety of armed forces items. I was rather excited about the tanks and aeroplanes sections! Also, as a bonus, there are...More

Thank Ruby_Gamgee-Took
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Many pluses to visit, the display of all things military, the park lands around and the walking tracks as well as the great view of brussels both in and out of the museum

Thank Helen552259
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This museum came as a complete [pleasant] surprise. There is a stunning collection of military uniforms throughout the ages from medieval armour right through to the modern day. Included in the exhibitions are aircraft, tanks and a great display on the Dieppe landing during WW2....More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This museum contains a wonderful collection of Belgian military history and, my personal favorite was the aviation section. Sadly, it needs care and attention. One aspect in particular which I observed was that all of the aircraft tires were deflated and little details here and...More

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Thank Fliteboy
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Chaotic? Yes. Overwhelming? Certainly. Worth a visit? Absolutely. I have never seen such a rich and interesting military museum. If you're interested in military matters - or just history - this is a must visit.

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This museum was fascinating to me (who knows nothing about the minutiae of war) and my SO who majored in military history in college. A huge, busy, varied and engaging display. Everything is in French and Flemish but still amazing.

Thank more_gelato
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful military museum. Well worth the price of admission, thought some of the aircraft exhibits could do with a bit of maintenance. Allow at least 3 to 4 hours.

Thank Changispotter
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I was very curious what I will find there. But I have to say, It was very nice spend time for me and for my kids 12 years old. I was happy to see all this uniforms, for kids was interesting to compare how tall...More

Thank 4xab
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I went there, after maybe 2-3 years, again. Was so excited and hoping the upper gallery in the aircraft hall would now be open. It is not. So disappointing.

Thank Martinair
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Only cost 5 euros for entry and 3 for the audio guide. The museum is pretty big with a lot of exhibits. The audio aided in understanding the exhibits. There wasn't much written description, especially not in English. The audio guide didn't work all the...More

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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.