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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
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The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is the perfect...

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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A huge and impressive collection of military artefacts

Entry is €5 and is payable only by card. I see another review references audio guides and they may address my criticism, but I was not offered one. The museum is in Belgium so it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Largesarge1961
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Mold, United Kingdom

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Mold, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Entry is €5 and is payable only by card. I see another review references audio guides and they may address my criticism, but I was not offered one. The museum is in Belgium so it is understandable that signs are in French and Flemish but English is the most widely spoken language in Europe and so there is a case... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outside the building is a small collection of artillery, some of which bear 19th Century maker's marks from Liege. We decided to get the audio guides, so that we would have some explanations in English. I had to leave my driver's license as a deposit. This being the centenary year of Waterloo, they had a special exhibit on that battle.... More 

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Thank Davanden
Halifax, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended on a cold and wet January Friday afternoon and we weren't disappointed. Only €5 admission (less for students/seniors/children). Some excellent aeroplanes and helicopters on show from the early models (Wright Brothers) through to modern jets. Audio guides also available although we chose not to pay extra for this. Due to the museum being in a warehouse with a... More 

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Thank PhilWFC
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent great time in this museum. There is an admision since 2016 but it is just 5 euros per person and it really worth. The hangar is full of nice planes - historical and current. We loved the Caravelle the most, took pictures with F16... nice spent time, can only recommend if you are fan or for rainy... More 

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Thank Kingoushka
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In case his cold outside and you don t want to spend a fortune to entertain them go to this nice museum. Is located next to the Parc du Cinquantenaire , the entrance is free and you must visit the roof terrace from there you can have a nice view of Brussels

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Thank Paolo R
Larne, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the metro to here after visiting Mini Europe and it was a lot more fun! There's also a car museum just across from it with an entrance fee. Inside here there's a huge warehouse with real life planes and jets that were used in the wars as well as information about commercial aircrafts. There's also a lot of... More 

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Thank heyimmaegen
Halifax, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit a few museums while in Brussels this year. The display of aircrafts is brilliant and worth a visit. The entrance fee of €5 each was worth it. There was a section on the war but we were running out of time. The only thing I advise is if going when it's cold outside wear a warm coat... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They've recently introduced a fee for this place. It's not incredibly expensive, about five euro. They don't appear prepared for it, with arguments at the hatch, chaos with taking bags (I was chased down after an hour already spent inside, no one had told me I couldn't being the bag), and they only take a bank card which is unfortunate... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we were there, it was free entrance, though a large sign displayed that they are going to charge money soon. I'd say it's worth it. There is a huge display of aircraft, the oldest of which is over a century old. There is a huge display of WWI artillary pieces, displays of some of the first tanks, and a... More 

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London, Canada
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121 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wish that we had had more time here. We were there specifically for a special exhibit on WW I and spent most of our time in that area. The collection is immense!

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