Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, Brussels

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Military Museum Museum
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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It's easy to find accommodations in Brussels for nearly any budget. Tourists generally gravitate to the area surrounding Grand-Place, the city's main square. Also consider staying near Stephanie Square Centre and Boulevard de Waterloo, which are both centrally located. As Europe's unofficial capital, the city boasts a wealth of high-end hotels for visiting diplomats, concentrated along glitzy Avenue Louise. Those looking for a low-budget option will find a host of hostels scattered around the Grand-Place and within walking distance to the city's main attractions.
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  • 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 rem...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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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.