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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: 027377811
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is the...
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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Wander through the Military Museum

We have been travelling through Belgium visiting a number of museums with World War 1 exhibitions, so I was interested to see the museum. It has multiple examples of weaponry and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have been travelling through Belgium visiting a number of museums with World War 1 exhibitions, so I was interested to see the museum. It has multiple examples of weaponry and uniforms from the past. Unfortunately there is only general signage in English. I know that it is not the language of Belgium, however a written English guide available on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The day I was there - it was free of charge. The museum is huge, exhibitions are interesting, big period is covered - from ancient times up to today. Additionally, thematic exhibitions are organised periodically - as the one dedicated to WW I, for example. I loved the aviation part. Don't miss the chance to enjoy great city panorama from... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Mixed collection of planes and military stuff with a good and well priced resto to kill a couple of hours. Good for kids too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The museum has a huge collection of weapons ranging from swords to cannons, as well as uniforms. Personally, I didn't care much about the uniforms but the swords and pistols were beautiful. They weren't displayed in the most flattering way, though.The museum has a decidedly aged look to it and the layout is not as guided as most museums are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This museum was fantastic. Things I saw (lots of events and changed take place all the time) Fantastic military vehicle museum with massive tanks and things, with a huge room filled with military planes and pretty much a history of flying-objects, from air balloons, the first planes, to those used in WW2 There is a WW2 section and a new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

As I walked through the multiple corridors, it was simply amazing to see the planes, tanks, swords, uniforms, etc,. It gives creeps imagining what the world would have gone through during the world wars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The museum is extensive and as well as examples of every uniform, rifle, and piece of military equipment every owned and used by the Belgians, it also has an incredibly detailed history of WWII. The history is laid out in chronological order with both detailed and short explanations of major events and battles that affected all of the participants in... More 

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Closed on Mondays, should have checked my itinerary a bit closer. Think I need to go back after reading the reviews as it certainly seems to be worthy of a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place is amazing. I generally dislike museums & even here, I move fairly quickly through the uniforms etc. I have been in Brussels several times & always come back to see the Aviation section. Remember, the entry is free (donation boxes at door) so you can come for a short spell at a time. The tanks and armoured cars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is such s hugw place. so much to see. You get a guide book to know what each section is about. but i throughly enjoyed it. i loveed the airfirce section of the museum. it was amazing..

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