Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, Brussels

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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. For Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History and beyond, use our Brussels trip builder to get the most from your Brussels vacation.
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  • So much stuff, from Napoleon to F16 passing through the hot air balloons and tank. Too much stuff a bit messed up, dust everywhere, he knew some attic ... 5 euro price, beautiful planes and cannons. Don't miss the panoramic uktimo floor with view across Brussels
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  • The amount of memorabilia is really impressive, for personal taste I stopped more in the hangar of the air force. chance to get in the cockpit of a boeing 707 and unspecified fighter. If allowed to enter in other planes or tanks would be fabulous.
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  • I'm been here in september 2010 together with a friend. It was a very impressive experience and the museum very much resonated with us! It was very special to so many different vehicles. I found it very very cool to be able to see aircraft from the first world war. That I knew only from movies and and it was very special to see that in real life. It was also particularly that there was so much to see and we have had a very nice time! 7 years later I can still well remember me! I found the environment also very nice of the museum and the atmosphere in and around the museum was also very finely. Regards, Lerrie from Nijmegen, Netherlands
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  • There are amazing artifacts from as far as 200 hundred years ago. We spent a whole Saturday afternoon at the museum and it was not enough time. They have a vast collection of airplanes from the first ones invented to passenger ones. A lot of the exhibitions are contributed to by volunteers. The entrance fee was 5€ but the place can keep one occupied for hours. At the sky cafe the beer is cheap and they have a large selection.
  • Great military museum. However must information is in English and most displayed items don't have audio information. Should collect more tanks. But anyway it's great museum. I planed to spend one hour but ended spend 2.5hours there.just so much to watch.
  • Huge amount of weapons, uniforms and equipment. However, the displays are dated and old fashioned, and as such not very informative. The first part on infantry bears resemblance to a shrine rather than a museum. The museum is interesting in itself as a symbol to the old Imperial legacy of Belgium. Beautiful Victorian building.
  • Nice museum. A lot of 20th century military vehicles are presented. Provides access to the terrasse on the top of the Arc de Triomphe.
  • Good collection well signposted. Recommended for anyone interested in military vehicles.

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