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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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This museum in was free to visit and is well worth a visit for those who are interested in military history. If not interested in military history you have a large aircraft... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This museum in was free to visit and is well worth a visit for those who are interested in military history. If not interested in military history you have a large aircraft collection which includes more than military aircraft and a collection of tanks. Also has a nice cafe and shop

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must see museum in Brussels. You can see the history of armed forces during the first and the second world wars. When I visited the museum, the entrance was free.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The museum is free, although i didn't visit the First World War exhibition, because that was a bit expensive at 12 euros. There is also a chance to have a view of Brussels from the top of the arch. My problem though is with the way that the museum airbrushes history. This is not just an issue in Belgium museum... More 

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went here with not very high expectations but we were pleasantly surprised, not only that this is a free museum but the range and sheer volume of exhibits was fantastic. The cafe had a great selection. The best bit for me was the viewing area at the top, although, the stairs nearly killed me.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wonderful exhibition, so informative. Couldn't believe it was free! Especially good on World War 1. Nice café in the Aviation Hall. Beautiful surroundings of the Parc Cinquantenaire great for a stroll. Families will love it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We're so glad we went to this place! Love history! Entrance is free. A must place to visit! Nice structures & the view of the place.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

An excellent Museum , showing artefacts from the middle ages to the present day. I was particularly interested in the Napoleonic period . The Napoleonic gallery has many impressive exhibits : weapons , decorations , paintings & a complete set of musical instruments from a regimental band. Near the Museum entrance is a French 12- pound cannon very effective on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a great collection of military planes and technology. That being said, all the signage is only in French it seems which makes it hard for everyone to enjoy. Additionally when I was there it seems there was a book show in most of the aisles which made the experience seem odd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place had everything spent 3 hours looking around the museum but sure we missed something 10 euros each but was well worth the money if you are into history would definitely recommend you visit here you won't be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a fantastic museum. There is plenty to keep all ages occupied and you could spend a whole day viewing the exhibits. Entry is free of charge and it is well worth the short metro ride from the centre of Brussels.

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