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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

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

Great for war/weapon/history buffs and others too! It's true, the museum is a bit chaotic and poorly organized but OMG THE THINGS YOU WILL SEE! The vastness and uniqueness of the collection makes up for the disorganization. Plus, you can rent an audio guide to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great museum if your into this sort of thing. Even just to get onto the roof it's a must. It's a lot of walking so only do it if you can walk a big distance.

Thank Stephen1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is quite extensive, it covers from the early middle ages to modern day, the aircraft section is very good but there were only a few tanks, the armoury museum was quite good - it's quite remarkable to see the heritage Belgium has in...More

Thank Old_Soldier_346
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big museum with lots of historical uniforms, guns, technical information stands , canons, cars, planes , great to spend time with kids and learn them about the war and how things are made or works.

Thank Rolf P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum covers Belgian military history from the formation of Belgium, in 1830, to the present day. Located to the eastern end of Parc du Cinquantenaire, the museum can be easily reached by metro - you need the Schuman station, which is on lines 1...More

Thank davegreen417
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here during a day trip to Brussels - would definitely recommend as an activity high on your to-do list. Huge collection, can easily spend 2-3 hour here. Panorama from the top of the museum is well worth the visit alone.

Thank Brooke P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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......More

Thank JuJubun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank angelamc75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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.

Thank sebastienpensis
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How do I get to Royal Museum from Central Station, please? Thank´s
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.
Ben S
How long does it roughly take to see everything in the museum?
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.
Mathew T
Hello Are there any audio guides available (English) or is the information displayed multi language. Many Thanks
25 November 2015|
Response from Pascal7777 | Property representative |
Hello Mathew. An audioguide is available in English. Most of the information displayed is in Dutch and in French.