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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark, Brussels, Belgium
027377811
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Ranked #8 of 212 attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you like military uniforms and planes and vehicles this is a must see. This museum has an amazing collection of militaria but most of all it really does need some more signage in English. The layout of the museum is a bit muddled and I think this may be because the museum has been underfunded by the Brussels Government... More

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Cadiz, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Do not miss it when in Belgium, even if you aren't a military buff. Great museum lots of history. Easy to get around.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Endless exhibits about military history focussing on 19th & 20th century creates a lot of hardware to peruse. this is the mother-lode of weaponry,uniforms,tanks,warplanes. this museum is filled with real tangible history. Called it nirvana for military fans of aviation and history and worth skipping if you think "panza" is a pretty flower. Its free to enter but be warned... More

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Seattle, Washington
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A fun and very informative museum. I wish I would have known ID was required for the audio however as I am confident I would have enjoyed my exploration even more. Regardless, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as we meandered through the historical artifacts. Particularly engaging we're the flight hanger and the WWI and WWII sections. All was... More

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Pozega, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I accidentaly stumbled to this museum. The entrance was free, but the audio guide has to be payed for. We did not have much time, as we were sightseeing, but, my husband loved it. Especially the WWI archive is huge. Also there is an exibition on the WWII and the historical Belgium wars. They also have small... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A view of WWI from the Belgian perspective. An excellent balance of the political background, social consequences and military history. Euro 12 was reasonable value. Rest of museum pretty average.

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Husband and sons did this museum while daughter and I shopped the Grand Sablon antique market. They said it was pretty good. Wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but good use of time if you're there anyway.

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Nysa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are interested in history you can spend all day in this museum. If you are not into history, believe me that you can spend nice time there (choose from a variety of interesting exhibitions).

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Amberg, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a free museum and a great place for anyone interested in Military history. They just opened a new area that is dedicated to WWII. It was very well done. There is a lot crammed into some of the smaller areas, but I believe that they are slowly remodeling and improving. All of the descriptions are in French or... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The museum has put together an outstanding exhibit on WWI, which deals with the whole war, Belgium, the home front, and it's aftermath. Well worth seeing. The rest of the museum is an example of what museums used to be, a collection of objects. Less would have been better, especially with more explanatory text. 20 uniforms soon becomes overwhelming. However... More

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