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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History

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Address: | Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 737 78 09
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels
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Very nice, lots of objects

The museum is huge, you need around 2 hours to see everything (reading included). There are many categories so you don t get bored. I recomand to take the audio tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The museum is huge, you need around 2 hours to see everything (reading included). There are many categories so you don t get bored. I recomand to take the audio tour.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Very good history lesson and rich collection. Part of the museum has a free entrance and allows you to visit the centrepiece triumphal arch

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Thank sonja7777
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

One of the best museum in Brussels. Covering and mostly focused on First Wourld War but having a lot from the Second and many others conflits from Belgium history. Well organized thematically, qnd a guite big. One of museums should be seen in Brussels

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Thank Matt_Novi
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

My boyfriend and I visited this museum when we spent a weekend in Brussels in January. Upon arrival we found the staff really friendly but were not made aware that all the signs for each plane is only in French, Dutch and German, we decided queue up again to buy audio guides which only cost a couple of Euros, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Second day we want to visit Museum of Armed Forces and it was great idea. I was traveling with two boys a 8 yrs and 4 yrs, for two adults and two kids we pay 14 euro for tickets so really cheap. You need to left your luggage and bags in Ticket area. Please is amazing, it is huge hangar... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Official tour of Battle field in and around Leper ( Ypres) in Oct/Nov last year as part of 100 yrs commemoration . The trenches of death are the Belgian section where they faced the German initial advance from August to November. Sobering but wonderful experience never to be forgotten

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Gingelom, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

On the Cinquantenaire Park you can find this spectacular collection of all kind of military objects, uniforms, weapons, cars and planes. I was really excited in visiting such a great place in which you can find so much history. Just go for it!

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Thank andreola2013
North Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

A very emotional and awe inspiring place. You can walk through the trenches and really get the feel of what life was like for the soldiers 100 years ago and how they struggled. This is the last remaining part of the Belgium front in the First World War. And to see just across the river the enemy lines, which were... More 

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Colfax, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

.....living in these trenches YEAR ROUND! The original sandbags are still In place...calsified (sp?) over decades of exposure. They are narrow and it's so hard to imagine how these soldiers maneuvered in greatcoats and long rifles during the coild and frozen Flanders winters. There are new sandbags being placed giving it a more modern look...unfortunately no one could tell me... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

The actual trench you'll be visiting is not "preserved" as other Trip advisor users have stated, but is actually a concrete mock of piled sandbags. The illusion is alright but realism takes a blow. There is little to feel the atmosphere of what trenches and dug out warfare was, especially on a sunny day as it was when I visited,... More 

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