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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 #7 of 205 attractions in Brussels
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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Edinburgh
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Loads of weapons and firearms to count :). The flow of the place is strange and the staff are not of a friendly nature.

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Here's a place where I always try to visit when in Brussels. It's a great display of military uniforms, weaponry and aircraft, and not limited to Belgium forces. The country has a great, if often sad, military history. This museum does a good job displaying it. Admission is free, the park and facility are quite nice. The automotive museum is... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

When we visited, the WW1 exhibition was not yet open and the upstairs of the aircraft hall was also closed. This was disappointing but at least it means we are likely to visit again. Initially, we weren't going to go to the balcony at the top of the Museum as we weren't clear what was there but are so glad... More

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Lyneham, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

An interesting collection and free admission to the main museum, including the aircraft display. We paid extra (12 euro each) for the WW1 exhibition which was superb. Definitely recommend this. Allow a couple of hours.

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Montauk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Wandering around Brussels with a couple of guys and we somehow ended up at this museum. It was amazing we spent a couple of hours. They truly capture Belgium's military history and have some great artifacts. As someone who studied European history in college this was like Disneyland to me, but my friends who aren't history buffs still enjoyed it... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Actually a lot more impressive than I gave it credit for. It's not huge so give it an hour or so. You can enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view which is worth it in itself.

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Guildford
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We popped in here after the Musee Royaux d'art et d'Histoire next door as it was open later. Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, it is FREE. There is a large amount of content in here especially from the 18th-early 20th centuries, but the state of the collection is showing it's age and lack of funding. The medieval armour and weaponry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This museum was number 1 on our must visit when we were in Brussels as myself and my girlfriend are both into military history and world war history. The museum was free to enter. If we had had to pay ?15/20 each we still wouldn't have felt ripped off. At least 2 hours is needed to get around on everything.... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very big collection of everything with the 2 WW Two new places about WW1 and WW2 WW1 part is now being made, so we have to wait for visiting it, but we are impatient Nice staff and ... IT'S FREE for everyone there is a free cloackroom And rooftop free view of Brussels

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Arendal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

When I visited this museum, a large part of the war history section was shut uf due to restorations, but still I think the visit was worth the time, as the section that was open featured extensive information (in french and dutch) and also plenty of items from the beginning of belgian history. Also, the grand hall of planes offers... More

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