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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
027377811
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Ranked #7 of 215 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'm not that interested in military history, and was killing time. However, I was impressed by the museum in a beautiful palace-type building. Huge hall filled with display cabinets of uniforms. A few tanks outside, but you can only see them from a distance. A few planes on display

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Dublin, Ireland
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Filled with militaria going back to 18th century. Has a cool aircraft hangar and some tanks too. Went with my family. Kids loved it. Really interesting - gives the Imperial War Museum a run for its money. If your in the area go.

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Seattle
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124 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum is very very large with a huge variety of military exhibits. The beginning of the museum with all of the Belgian uniforms is kinda boring. Pro tip - just to the left of the entrance is the medieval exhibit. You can never go wrong with swords and armor and stuff like that. In the back of the museum... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This review is in two parts as I found the military part cumbersome and although very large and extensive I found it was based far too much on Belguim and not much much about the rest of the other nations which I was not really interested in ! The aircraft one is very very good ,I think it is the... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Been a few times and each time I discover a bit more. The current World War I exhibit is a telling piece of what Belgium had to go through over 4 years of misery for both its civilians and its soldiers. Many of the other older exhibits in the museum are only explained in French or Flemish so an audioguide... More

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Rio deJaneiro, Brazil
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very interesting showing diferente things. We liked it. We are not people who adore weapons, but in this case it shows you a bit of history.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Especially the part of museum with old military planes is so interested. Also the panorama terras with beautiful view on city can be nice experience for everyone. The entrance is free.

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Currently there are renovations taking place. I took a look at the renewed WW 2 part which was excellent, the WW 1 was not open yet. A lot of hardware can be seen (planes, tanks), but most of it needs serious restoration. Still worth visiting the place.

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Bathurst, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

They really know how to do museums. There was a special display of centenary of WW1 which was of particular interest. The museum has a high standard of displays, interpretation with the audio guide was good for English speakers, many of the displays are particularly impressive. The Museum has numerous displays and to get the best out of such a... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I thought after all the reviews it would be spectacular, but alas it was not, it was just another museum. It has so many things there it was almost too much, and the audio guide I purchased as the boards are in Dutch or French, seemed to be in a bit of a random order. But when you found the... More

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