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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 #9 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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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.
Ghent, Belgium
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“AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

if you are a fanatic of military history, this is the place for you. the entrance is free of charge, and in the museum you will find from swords and rifles to helicopters and planes!!!

Visited January 2013
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I'm not a fan of military history, so I can reccommend this place for some cloudy and rainy Saturday or Sunday. The place is child friendly, because there are interactive spots!

Visited July 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“A great museum.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The museum is very well put together with a great collection of material. It really depends on your knowledge of Belgian history, especially military campaigns. For example, the displays related to Belgium's presence in Mexico only become really meaningful if you have studied his involvement. It's free entry and has a nice cafe that serves simple but tasty food for lunch.

Visited June 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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“Surprisingly Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This museum it´s just amazing. First of all it´s free, so that´s a great point. Secondly, you can go to the top of the building ("Art du Cinquentenaire") and enjoy a lovely sigh of Brussels (The EU Comission, The Atomiun, The Grand Place...). But what it´s more, the museum it´s just impressive; it´s huge and complete: you´ll see a huge room with real planes and helicopters inside it (all of them at it´s real size), you´ll be able to walk inside a real size trench/ditch, etc. Specially indicated for families with kids. Just give it a try even if "war and battle" aren´t what you´re most interested in: you´ll be delighted.

Visited August 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If you are interested in military history, this is an excellent museum. In fact, even if you are not, you cannot fail to be impressed with how well this place is put together. It is packed with things to see, from uniforms to weapons throughout the ages. And to top it off, there is a great view of the Cinquantenaire park from the 4th floor. And it's free to get in!

Visited May 2013
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