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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

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Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 737 78 33
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is the perfect...

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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Large collection of items

We enjoyed this museum. They had many large and beautiful paintings, a huge collection of uniforms. Amazing display of various types of aircraft. We liked the armor section too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this museum. They had many large and beautiful paintings, a huge collection of uniforms. Amazing display of various types of aircraft. We liked the armor section too. One confusing thing I asked about the headphones for English speakers, and they said that there was "very limited" displays with english. However, there were signs all over asking if you... More 

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited to visit this museum. While I enjoyed my visit overall, this museum felt like it was from another era. Most things were displayed in glass boxes with very little explanation. It was very dusty. Some of the mannequins and cases items were displayed on were in a pretty sad state. There were even dead insects on the... More 

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Thank GinnyShoe
Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a big museum. It is very interesting for those who like history of World Wars mostly and the military equipment that has used that time. The most significant thing about the museum, is that it makes you understand how people lived back then and the difficulties that they face!

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Thank loizosapoel97
Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The airplane collection is unbelievable. Unfortunately most of the displays are missing exterior parts and have flat tires. Since this exhibit is free one can't complain about the price. If you in the area and LOVE aviation it may be worth your time.

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Thank PeachtreeTraveler
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enormous collection but the better part is old fashioned and even completely out of time. Hand-written (!) labels and only in French and Flemish. The collection airplanes is in the wing opposite Autoworld and the difference in maintenance of the same infrastructure is absolutely shocking. Luckily, the panaroma on top of the arcade is included in the entry price.

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Thank Peter D
San Gwann, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good museum for those who are interested in Military history. The collection is superb but the presentation is a bit old and needs updating. However well worth a visit

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Thank Pierre B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent museum - especially the aircraft and tanks section. Don't forget to go up the lift to the top of the arches for a great view (left hand side entry as you come in). Only 5 euros pp (no cash) which is great value.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You could not only spend the day here, but you could probably get lost in this museum! Beautiful building and an amazing display of all military history. We spent a few hours here and I'm afraid of all the great things we missed!? Pack a sandwich! ;)

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Thank Evan S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Truly incredible building / architecture. You have to step back form it to see it in all its glory - huge in scale. Nice for a quick visit.

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you have any interest in military history, this museum is a must visit. The most complete collection of weapons, uniforms, aircraft and accouterments that I have ever seen. More than can be appreciated in one visit.

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