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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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mostly for boys

Nice activity if you are traveling with a boy or like historical army/war ammunition, especially on a rainy day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Marina K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice activity if you are traveling with a boy or like historical army/war ammunition, especially on a rainy day.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only had time to visit the Air Museum but what a place ! Magnificent location, reasonable entrance fee, great collection, nice layout. The Caravelle on stilts could take your breath away. The collection includes some that I've never seen close-up. The Cafe was welcoming, the toasted sandwiches and salad we had were great although there is an extensive menu, (I... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is nice attarction for a rainy day or if you have to entertain your dad or granddad for a day. Lots of cool planes and helicopters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy military history and I have been to several Aviation Museum's in the United States. Although this museum was not as big as serval I have seen when it comes to the amount of airplanes they have on hand, that make up for it with the amount of firearms an old uniforms and such. If you like guns this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old fashioned museum which meanwhile is I also quite expensive to visit. Only the exhibits in the back are worth it, so Check out what's currently on first before visiting the museum!

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Thank Sarius L
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large collection of Aviation and Military history, the place is so cheap compared to most attractions in Europe. The main area appears to be some kind of aircraft hanger and contains everything you could imagine in terms of aviation. Great chance to learn the history of the Belgian Military

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive and extremely varied collection. Aviation section alone is worth the entry fee. Small but interesting exhibit dedicated to Russia inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made the mistake of getting there late in the day and did not have time to finish. You need at least an entire morning or afternoon. If you French and Dutch is limited the audio guide is a must. It does provide a lot of information that is not on any of the information signs. 3 Euros is very... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my young boys and spent most of our time in the aviation hall. This was notable for its collection of WWI, WWII and Cold War-era planes, and the impressive way in which they were displayed. The museum's collections are *vast*, and include medals, photographs, uniforms, weapons, letters, etc. There would be no way to see everything without spending... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend loves military history, and has been to many of these museums, but by far he liked this one the most. I am not hugely interested in military history but even I really enjoyed this museum - it is well laid-out and visually captivating. The hangar of planes was the highlight for me.

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