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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History
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$30.82*
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Ranked #21 of 409 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: Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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.

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"second world war"
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"great collection"
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"parc du cinquantenaire"
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"on display"
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"worth a visit"
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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.

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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!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great collection (my friend who is really interested in the subject was impressed), free admission, (if opened) a lift with a magnificent view, and if you are there during the night of museums also a lot of people in uniforms and classical concert.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The museum has some fine expos, like the planes' hangar and the panoply arms halls. It is a nice place to visit, especially in a raining day.

Thank Eugenem21
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