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“Great museum in a great location”

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History
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Ranked #14 of 400 things to do in Brussels
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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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Muscat, Oman
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“Great museum in a great location”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Located in one of the wings of the majestic Cinquantenaire, this - free entrance - museum is well worth a visit. There is so much to see that you can easily spend a few days over there. And then you suddenly arrive in an impressive hall made out of glass, with hundreds of airplanes. Of all makes, military, civilian (a Caravelle from Sabena)... all maintained by an army of volunteers, spending their free time putting those machines back in shape. You wonder how they ever got some of those planes in the centre of Brussels, and then in that hall.
Certainly worth a visit!

Visited July 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Impressive airplanes collection”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

The big hall area with the military and domestic flights planes is really impressive and you get a chance to see really close the different models of war prototypes also. For history lovers the 1st world war has an impressive collection here.

Visited January 2013
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Virginia
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“Spend a whole day here”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Free museum with an excellent collection of artifacts. An amazing collection of intact uniforms spanning across the centuries and including other countries such as Germany. Excellent idea for families.

Visited January 2013
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Vejle, Denmark
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“More than you can imagne”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

A fantastic museum, with relics from Napoleons waterloo, WW 1 at Flanders Fields, WW 2 with more on display, than you even can think about, PLUS a giant hall with lots of aircrafts standin at the floor or hanging from the celing and notice: REAL planes not model toys, in the inside yard dozens of tanks are displayed. If you are interessen in military story, this is the place, but allow your self at least a good half day to see this museum

Visited January 2013
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Huge array of items stemming from Napoleonic era to World War II. Smaller items such as playing cards etc... as well as actual tanks, air craft and boats on display! the building itself is also really impressive and has a nice park area around it. The museum is also free to enter and you could easily pass a few hours walking around getting immersed in the history behind everything!

Visited January 2013
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