Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, Brussels

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4.3/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
Located in Cinquantenaire Park, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History houses aircraft, weaponry, uniforms, and vehicles from all the nations that participated in World Wars I and II. Tightly packed into two halls in the park's northern complex, the exhibits are dense and visually stimulating. Consider combining your visit to museum with a trip to the park. The hall where the artifacts are housed was meant to be temporary, but expanded to a permanent space with a domed, glass roof that is easy to spot from most areas in the park. Put Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History into our Brussels vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brussels.
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  • Visited a museum to meant to expand its culture of historical facts. This museum featuring input a home recently renovated is actually only a decoy! The Museum has a lot of parts of the collection however it is more than time to take care of the presentation of these. The aviation section has a large collection, but planes are falling apart! Sad to see that you have some nice pieces and that doing nothing to maintain a minimum and make attractive and unique parts. Regarding military vehicles (tanks, tanks) are more visible and of what can still see is sorely lacking maintenance. These are arranged in a courtyard in the middle of the weeds and falling apart. Really disappointing to see some beautiful abandoned.
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  • As a military history enthusiast (especially 40-45 and the armored) and having this Museum being smaller, we decided to visit the Museum again to see him in a different light. (I had kept very good memories!). And, what a disappointment! The first part is interesting, but the presentation is dated and some presentation model pulls a dirty face! The number of news is just sometimes do not exist, where the obligation to pay the remote to have a minimum! We decide to move towards the part 40-45 and there, what unpleasant surprise to see the closed part... And this, without being warned at the beginning / to the Fund. So we decided to head towards the aviation part then armoured. -the aviation part is nice, in part... Indications are wrong (especially at the level of armament) see even the bad camera! Some aircraft pull the face too, believe that there is no interviews! -After this half disappointment, we go to the part of armoured vehicles and this is the shock! More than 5 tanks/tank outside (in my memory, there are 20!)., we can not get close at all, but just seeing them through more than 20 meters! And for what there is to see... Most are attacked by rust! A sad story for the m26 pershing including which is more than the shadow of him same. And these are not spared by weeds and others! As say you this is total abandonment! In short, a bad surprise and a slight pinch in the heart for an enthusiast who sees such machine left like this. And say in England, the tanks are all functional and maintained to perfection! Here it is to wonder if they bother! Finally, we are not staying longer, there is still nothing to see... The Museum is a big disappointment, a shame for some things... I do not recommend it and I will not go back any more!
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  • If you like history, this attraction is a must. Simple, but very intense. For the price you pay, is very worthwhile, because the collection of guns, mortars, tanks and aircraft, uniforms and extremely interesting.
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  • In a country where nearly all mayor European wars have been fought, it is natural to have a good museum showing their military history. The new exhibition are modern but the old part of the museum looks quite outdated, being more a collection than a modern museum. it has some charm though.
  • Is a perfect place to visit if you enjoy military history it is also really good if you are working on a budget as the majority or the museum is FREE !!!! when I loved locally this was somewhere I regularly took friends who were visiting and there is a balcony in too of the arch giving amazing views in good days
  • Great museum displaying Belgiums military history from the colonial era to the modern day. Whole range of exhibits including a rather large aircraft exhibit. Highly recommended.
  • Incredible exhibits of Belgian military equipment from uniforms and hand weapons to a collection of tanks, wheeled fighting vehicles and 80 aircraft manufactured from pre WWI through the 1980's. A large collection of arms and equipment from Belgium's African colonial era consisting of both native African tribal arms, dress, masks and the like plus the uniforms and equipment made use of by the European Armies who colonized much of Africa and became rich exporting the natural resources of central and Southern Africa.
  • Just a surreal space. An absurdly overwhelming assemblage of materiel from the last several hundred years. Some of the original exhibits are badly suffering from neglect. The original sections also do a rather poor job of exploring Belgian colonial legacy. There are things, like a mosaic made of hundreds of severed horse hooves from WW1, which defy description.
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