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“if you're interested in military history”

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History
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$28.77*
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The Brussels Card with Optional STIB Public Transportation
Ranked #14 of 407 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking
Reviewed September 13, 2013

There's an awful lot of stuff in the museum, from uniforms to military vehicles etc. If you're interested in military history and memorabilia, it's the place for you and there is a lot to see. Bonus: on week-days, you can take the lift (or the stair) up into the archway of the Cinquantenaire.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant free museum which covers the entire military history of Belgium, and a lot of the rest of Europe as well.
The English displays were limited so if you're limited to English it might not be so great, however the museum was undergoing a lot of work and looks to be a really brilliant attractions in the years to come!

Thank Craig H
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Here you can see how this nation cares about his history and about his man and women in uniform. It is free but you will easy give an offer. You will find a lot of weapons and uniform from the middle age to now. Go go go.

Thank Davide D
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This free museum is a real find, especially if you enjoy perusing decades of airplanes and learning about their history. There are also other armored vehicles as well as access to a good viewing spot, which was, unfortunately, closed.
The setting in a nicely designed park provides a respite from the city, and you can see the French version of the Arc de Triomphe.

Thank jj435Rye
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This museum has a large collection of war materials a from early 1600s to WW2. It has muskets and machine guns, tanks and airplanes. This will take time to go through and see everything. Well worth the visit and is very close to the automobile museum.

Thank Shrek622013
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