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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Ranked #10 of 220 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is one of the best museum I have been to. Each time feels like a new time, despite the need of investment it definitely needs it keeps offering new exhibitions and new pieces. I particularly like the planes and armed vehicles sections. This time I was only planning tobtake my friend to see the panorama from the top of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Some of the older bits of the museum are clearly under renovation, but there are some interesting bits here. Aviation enthusiasts may like the aviation hall, which has some rarities.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

One of the largest museums I have ever been to dealing with the first and second world wars. For a European perspective on these two wars, it's a MUST see for any United States citizen. Highly recommended.

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Dallas texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The permanent displays in this museum are a bit tedious. The current special World War I display is outstanding; you get a greater understanding of the impact the war had on this part of Europe. Take time to walk east to the Park of the Cinquantenaire and beyond to the European Parliament building. There is a lovely park next to... More

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Warsash, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Just loads to see. We spent nearly all day and the 1914 - 1918 exhibition is really good and although expensive worth the money

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This museum is located across the courtyards and parking lot from the Autoworld, so it was convenient to head over especially as there was no charge with our Brussels Card. Unfortunately after spending time in the Air Museum section they started to close, so we had no more than 30 min. and missed some of the other sections. We thought... More

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We enjoyed our visit, our expectations were not very high but we were very much surprised AND LOVED THE EXPERIENCE ,incredible collection of planes. We couldn't believe that its free as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This museum had an incredible collection of military hardware from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. You can see uniforms, armaments, and field equipment from the Battle of Waterloo to WWII. And, it had a nice collection of aircraft including the British Hurricane and Spitfire (flown in WWII), the US F-4 (flown in Vietnam) and the Soviet Mig-23. It had... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was probably one of my favourite museums in Brussels. The museum is set in quite a nice little park with a grand archway and the Autoworld museum only a short walk away. There are loads of exhibits of pistols, muskets, rifles, cannons, uniforms, armour, planes from all different periods of Belgiums history. If you like this kind of thing,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a great place! I could go back and probably will on my next trip when my wife isn't with me, it was a little overwhelming for her.

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