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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
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+32 2 737 78 33
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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If you are a curious person and you have been to other army-like museums this one will not disappoint you. SO far I can say this was the best one that I've seen with my eyes. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a curious person and you have been to other army-like museums this one will not disappoint you. SO far I can say this was the best one that I've seen with my eyes. It has everything - aircraft, different vehicles different costumes... different guns and weapons.. so if you're a history fanatic or just a curious person... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never see so many different planes in the one spot. You name if they have it. Guns, tanks, armour and much more.

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Thank angelamc75
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These museums in the centre of Brussels are wonderful. My particular favorite is the Air Force Museum, where else can have lunch of a beer and toasted ham and cheese sandwich with a Ju52 right over your head. The collection of aircraft from pre World War One to today is amazing. Next door they the military museum again an amazing... More 

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Thank Wayne L
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with my nephew as we're both army history aficionados, and man was this place cool. Plenty of aircraft, tanks, uniforms and an overview of Belgian's martial traditions. It's pretty simple and bare-bones as a museum, which just accentuates the history on display.

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Thank sebastienpensis
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken to this museum as a quick way to fill an afternoon. I expected to be gently involved but nothing more, but in the event I was enchanted. The place is packed with a wealth of material from the age of armour to the present day, and vast amounts of it. There was a section on equipment for... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having wandered up through the European Quarter we headed into the park. Not quite sure what was at the end, but you have a choice of the Military Museum or Motor World. Entry fee is very reasonable and there is the option to have a digital guide, plus the chance to go on the roof top - well worth doing... More 

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Thank Neil G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry was only €4 for a student, which was reasonable. We spent a long time wandering around, an hour, perhaps more. There was LOTS to see, though little to read as the exhibits had little writing at all. And if there was writing (eg, the WWII part) it wasn't in English which was a shame. All in all, it was... More 

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Thank Jack K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had a lot of uniforms and there were parts being renovated. It might have been because it was my last museum for this trip or because there was little in English, but for me it was not spatular.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We enjoyed this museum. They had many large and beautiful paintings, a huge collection of uniforms. Amazing display of various types of aircraft. We liked the armor section too. One confusing thing I asked about the headphones for English speakers, and they said that there was "very limited" displays with english. However, there were signs all over asking if you... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I was excited to visit this museum. While I enjoyed my visit overall, this museum felt like it was from another era. Most things were displayed in glass boxes with very little explanation. It was very dusty. Some of the mannequins and cases items were displayed on were in a pretty sad state. There were even dead insects on the... More 

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