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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 | Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 737 78 33
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The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is the perfect stop for history and military enthusiasts. Located in the two northernmost halls of the Cinquantenaire Park historic complex, the museum collections comprise more than 10 centuries of military and technology history, ranging from suits of armor, antique firearms and swords to armored vehicles and airplanes. Numerous paintings, sculptures, decorations, and military uniforms bring back to life the military history of this area. Admission is free. Closed on Mondays.
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Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 | Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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"aviation hall"
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"second world war"
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"huge hall"
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"large collection"
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"free entrance"
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"great collection"
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"parc du cinquantenaire"
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"on display"
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"audio guide"
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"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"rainy day"
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"couple of hours"
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"weapons"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed through this Museum without stopping by and wandered around the grounds instead. The coliseums are magnificent and the gardens are great too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously the bf insisted on visiting this museum. I was mainly interested in the helicopters and airforces but the bf was running around like a child at christmas so he felt all the vibes. Theres a cafe in the hangar and the waiter was really...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This museum was very enjoyable and interesting. They have a fantastic collection of old weapons and armor, then progressing to modern equipment, aircraft, and vehicles. It does however appear that they could use some assistance in staging what they have. In many cases, the information...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

5 euros! Are you kidding. This museum is great. Pencil in a minimum of 2 hours. If you enjoy military history, you gotta go. No brainer.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Royal Museum of Armed Forces is located in the middle of Brussels and olds a surprising number of rare and unique objects. For anyone with an interest in military materiel from World War II to the Middle Ages, it’s worth a few hours visit....More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

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 currently several of the rooms are closed...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This museum hosts everything from 15 century swords to F16 and MIG 23. Collection of aircraft is impressive. You can climb also on the top of the Arc and have a nice view of Brussels from there. Some parts were closed during my visit, but...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

As we were on a group tour we only had about an hour and a half here - we could certainly have spent longer. The Aviation Hall alone could keep me entertained for a few hours, add to that a fantastic WW1 exhibition and countless...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

According to my husband it was a good collection. Cdertainly there were lots of planes and tanks as well as the more personal stuff like swords, rifles, helmets, medals. (I have been to a few of these places now and am always impressed by the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

My son and I enjoy military museums and have been to many. This one ranks among the best. We were really surprised at the extent of the collection.

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Cosmicgill
22 January 2018|
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Pierre B | Reviewed this property |
Best way is by Metro. Stop at Schuman and and ask for Park Cinquantenaire. It is on the left once you cross the Arch de Triumph.
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21 February 2016|
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If you want to visit every hall and floor, you need a day for an extensive visit and a few hours for a walk-through.
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