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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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I've been craving to go there since my first day in Bruxelles and when I finally went there I didn't regret my choice! The museum is huge and it's divided into a "Land" and "Air... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Thilanka H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been craving to go there since my first day in Bruxelles and when I finally went there I didn't regret my choice! The museum is huge and it's divided into a "Land" and "Air" component. There are so many weapons, planes, installations and uniforms that one could spend a whole day just running around in there. In fact I... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I didn't expect much after visiting a few military museums all over Europe, but after an hour or so, I got the magnitude of this museum. It has not only weaponry (especially 18th and 19th century, celebrating the battle of Waterloo), but a lot of art describing the army and the wars (The art of war :) ),planes, tanks, and... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This amazing museum contains the detailed history of the Belgian military, very well preserved and presented. The journey through the WWI and WWII wings is very comprehensive and lets one appreciate both sides of the wars. The a airplane wing is gigantic with all kinds of real planes, not models. From very old early 20th century planes till recent, including... More 

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Snaith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was all part of Leger Holidays Waterloo battlefields tour. There are some wonderful exhibits and I am afraid I was diverted into the Aircraft section which had some marvellous item. The Sopwith Camel, a Junkers, spitfire and hurricane, and other planes. Then there were tanks. This is really well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a rainy day, having diverted from the planned zoo trip. Turns out that this is a really excellent military museum with lots of things that you just won't see elsewhere. From an extensive range of Napoleonic uniforms, weaponry and memorabilia, through WW1 tanks and artillery pieces, to WW2 uniforms, dioramas and engaging displays, this is a real jewel... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to hundreds of military museums but this topped it all. Three WWI tanks in original paint, the best collection of WWI aircraft in the world, and so much more. Best WWI uniform collection, superb collection of WWI artillery, best and most complete antiaircraft gun collection of WWI... get it? And the rest of the place for other periods... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this museum rather late: it was the perfect place to get shelter with young children on a rainy day spent at Cinquantenaire Park. Free until January 2016, now it's quite cheap and still free for children. War tanks and huge planes hanging on high ceilings will make young boys go there with bells on!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge collection of anything military. From uniforms and weapons to tanks and airplanes. You can find everything from every era, beginning in the Middle Ages and ending with the most recent wars. The airplane hangar is huge and everywhere you look, you see something suspended or standing in front of you. Whether it is an airplane, a helicopter or a... More 

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Podebrady, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is absolutely amazing. It's divided into couple sections by the historical events or by a theme. So you can find there a section about WWII, about tanks, knights etc. There are thousand artifacts and a lot of detailed rooms, bunkers etc. It costs 5E for an adult and the whole visit take you about and 2 hours. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there with my teen boy Seen armor from passed centuries Also good reviews on World War 2 Aviation section was big not seen from the outside and was actually a good surprise for me They refused to let me pay cash only credit debit card Fee was very low. Huge satisfaction for small money

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