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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 203 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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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 NEW

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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27 helpful votes 27 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are interested in military history, pay this museum a visit! Large spaces, many exhibits and free entrance.A surprisingly excellent display. I really enjoyed this museum! Brilliant museum with really friendly staff! The airplane museum was one of the best I've ever seen! There is so much to see and so many different aircraft.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Well worth a visit. Free entry and in lovly surroundings of Park Cinquantinaire. Learn loads and is definitely impossible to get bored.

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Bergen Op Zoom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I've just come back from another visit to the Armed Forces Museum in Brussels. As always the vast Hall of Aviation contains a remarkable range of Belgian Air Force and other NATO forces aircraft. Polar expedition aircraft, a Comprehensive display about Sabena, the former Belgian World Airline, lots of authentic WW1 double wing planes (the Great War since nobody knew... More

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