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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 | Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 737 78 33
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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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Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 | Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 737 78 33
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a huge museum with an impressive collection of military items. It covers so many different things such as swords, uniforms, drums, planes, medals and tanks including an anti-aircraft tank. You can’t fail to find something of interest! Much of what we saw was...More

Thank mandarina55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a really impressive collection of weapons, uniforms, military vehicles (airplanes, tanks etc), but it lacks interesting information that would make it a bit more attractive to the everyday person who is not that informed in the topic. There were only few information displayed in...More

1  Thank bglrka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came all the way from Ireland just to visit the museum. I did hear good thing about the museum. So when I came down I wasn't disappointed. Me having huge interest in aircraft, I loved each and every aircraft that was out there on...More

Thank Kieron W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the time I booked Brussels as my next trip, this museum was on the top of my list. Great building in front of a big park just a little outside of the city centre and close to the E.U parliament. 2 metro stations near...More

Thank Stavros P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was completely bowled over by the size and content of this museum. Can’t recall another of its type. Did think however, it was somewhat dated and in need of a tidy-up in places. Exhibits without explanations; some aircraft in particular. Whenever I see exhibits with...More

Thank BRABAZON9411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a fan of history/military history so I found this place very interesting. A lots of replicas of weapons, tanks, planes and interesting stories of Belgian military history.

Thank MingKern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the last decade lots of military history museums have been redesigned so that they are no-longer just collections of old "stuff", but cover topics such as what it was like to be a solider and why countries go to war. The Musée de l'Armée...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well planned layout and very informative. The displays are well laid out and you walk through the different areas and times of war. The aircraft building is very impressive. Not much on WW2, more early Napoleonic up into WW1. Go to the top of the...More

Thank Sidi104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely "must go" in Brussels. A valuable history lesson. A huge collection of exhibits. My 7-year-old son was impressed.

Thank raphalable
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in military history this is the place to go. I have never seen such a huge military museum.

Thank WolframLeiner
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22 January 2018|
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Response from Dan K | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s perfectly fine to just show up and enter. Every first Wednesday of the moment, from 1 pm, entrance is free of charge!
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Pierre B | Reviewed this property |
Best way is by Metro. Stop at Schuman and and ask for Park Cinquantenaire. It is on the left once you cross the Arch de Triumph.
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21 February 2016|
Response from Pascal7777 | Property representative |
If you want to visit every hall and floor, you need a day for an extensive visit and a few hours for a walk-through.