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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 027377811
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Ranked #10 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Military Museums, 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...
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Type: Military Museums, 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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

if one is interested in looking back on the war and the items that were used , then this is a must for learning of the history and facts behind the Armed Forces , the machinery used and how many lost their lives to save others . A must view of Military History . Brilliant day out .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately there were signs up saying it was going to be modernised so in the future it will probably be just another space age interactive place with very little content, designed to attract kids with very short attention spans rather than those of us who are genuinely interested, but at the moment it is still a fantastic old fashioned museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Some cool stuff. But I'm not really interested in the military nor its history, so wasn't wildly impressed and only spent half an hour there. But it was free, so can't really complain.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must visit. It is located within cinqauntenaire park, which in itself is worth a visit. The museum is completely free to enter and walk around. The place is absolutely immense in size and scope, covering everything from preWW1 right up to modern day. Many large, interesting exhibits including a huge hall full of aircraft, numerous tanks,... More 

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nyk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The museum has a good display of aircrafts and other war artillery. The world war collection is amazing to see. Gives great insight into the Belgian military of the past.

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Monrovia, Liberia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

i couldn't reach inside but I really enjoyed the outside, the garden, the monuments and the freedom that you can breath. nice place even you will find some garbage around.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There are many military planes I had never seen. It's right in Cinquentenaire, where there are many festivals in the summer. And it's free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to see the planes, tanks and other big weaponry. That in itself is worth it. But the collection of uniforms and armory spanning centuries is also large. Despite it's size, the displays are crowded with things. It's not the best display effort -- almost a warehouse feeling, but it makes up for it in content.

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Tervuren, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You don't necessarily have to be a history buff to enjoy this museum but if you are you can literally touch history in this place...the tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly and you will have a blast will getting lost in the numerous exhibits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a good museum, focused mainly on the Napoleonic Wars and the time before WW1. They do have a very good aviation hall with some interesting aircraft, except that everything is in French and there is no English translations. My main beef is the lack of tanks (I am known as Panzerguy after all) -- they have a Leo... More 

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