Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Brussels

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Located in Cinquantenaire Park, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of 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 of Military History and beyond, use our Brussels trip builder to get the most from your Brussels vacation.
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  • To start do not have forgotten his CB because it is the only accepted payment method (damage). Admission is € 5, cheap for a museum like this. Beautiful material to see, the aviation section is impressive. We arrived current afternoon but could not complete the tour, the guards push us out 15 minutes before closing. Too bad...
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  • I enjoy going to military museums all over the world and this one is pretty good. If you do not speak French and Dutch be advised that a lot of the exhibits are not captioned in English. Also currentl...  more »
  • It is an exhibition on the war before the war and after the war. This expo is also useful for adolescents.
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  • Lots of amazing stuff, but not presented well. For example, the air and space section had many planes from different eras, some of which were probably among the only ones remaining. However the signs only had the plane specs, with very little context about why that plane was interesting or how it fit into a larger narrative about military technology progress. Other sections were similar, with many artifacts but no engaging narrative or context. When we went, much of the museum was closed, possibly for renovation. Signs are mostly in Dutch and French, with a little but of English.
  • Great museum for history lovers. The airplane collection is truly special. The only minus is that the access pass it's credit card only. You can't pay with cash so prepare for when you come. If you visit Bruxelles, this location is a must. It's also situated next to AutoWorld and to the Art Museum so if you plan to spend some time visiting the museums, this place is a great start.
  • Being a bit of a war and history buff I jumped at the chance to visit this museum. The sheer amount of information, displays and pieces was amazing. I just LOVED the old paintings and decorative pieces. Also enjoyed the fact that it did not just focus on Belgian history. The section with the war machines display (howitzers, mortars, cannons, tanks, aircraft etc) can take a day to itself to view. Highly recommended to anyone with a love of the history of war.
  • If you are seriously interested in military history and can read German it's fantastic. Amazing variety of stuff, full size tanks/planes/ship pieces. Seriously incredible. Lower rating because the people at the front desk weren't very nice and they advertise every where that you should get the audio tour but they don't have enough devices on hand. Real disappointment. Also, the bathrooms were super smelly. Beautiful building/arches and a sweet view of the city included in the ticket office.
  • Excellent military Museum! Exhibition on WW I is one of the best in entire Europe. Collection of uniforms of Russian Imperial Army on the period of WW I is splendid! Armory with arms and armor is excellent too!
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