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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, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Killarney, Ireland
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“great collection”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

It is a big museum which has tons of artefacts, Really liked the world war 2 section and the area with all the planes. I spent 2 hours there and I could have spent another 2 hours there. You need to leave your bag in the cloakroom as you are not allowed to bring it with you. It is a great place visit and being free makes it better. Well worth a visit

Visited August 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“a huge collection within these old walls”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

one of the best collections dedicated to history of the world wars you you will ever see. the collection is being extended since recently and the explanations given are very good. not surprisingly this museum is always popular with both the locals and torists.

Visited October 2013
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Sofia
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11 reviews
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“Lot of interesting collections”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

The most imoportant for this museum is that is free of charge. The visitor could find there uniforms, weapons, vehicles and military equipment of a different periods and countries. There is an impressive collection of tribal weapons. I was attracted by the large collection of personal belongings and weapons from World War I, and the remarkable collection of aircrafts in the Aviation Hall.

Visited February 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Getting better......”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visited for an hour (we arrived too close to closing to see everything, allow 2 or more depending on how much you enjoy history). We were impresseds. The Aviation Hall had a bunch of planes and choppers (produced all around the world).... and the Belgium war history (pre-WW One) was good. But then we found the WW One and WW Two room they are renovating in the back...it was a significantly better than the others. If I find myself back here in a few years when the renovations are complete - I will definetly go back. Other reviwers are correct.. I wish then had a little more of the signage translated into English.... Maybe as part of the renovations they could make an "app for that".

Visited October 2013
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“What a find....”
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

I have been to a few great war museums, but this is one of the best. You are certainly taken back into history!
Just a pity nothing much in English...needs more signage.

Visited October 2013
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