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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

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“aviation hall”(38 reviews)
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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...more
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Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 | Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 737 78 33
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The aircraft. Oh my god the aircraft. I had goosebumps and my hair rose the moment I approached the entrance to the final sector of the museum, where they had the aircraft. WWI, WWII, and Cold War planes galore. We're talking about Spad, Nieuport, Sopwith...More

2  Thank Marios_and_Anna
Reviewed 5 days ago

Only spent an afternoon here so mainly focussed on the aviation hall, which was jam packed with military aircraft - a really excellent collection of aircraft including an old Caravelle jet airliner. The ticket allows you to go to the top of the Arch, from...More

Thank joephoto1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this museum. I didn't realize much Belgium played a role in earlier wars until being exposed to this museum. Everything from tanks to planes to cannons and old weapons is on display. I loved the aviation area which is the largest area and...More

2  Thank drakestravels2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It always surprises me the military might small countries punch and this museum paints a great picture of that. 100% get the audio guide if visiting, we didnt and we regretted it, but that's on us. A must visit in Brussels that has s great...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come across this museum by accident. It was a hidden gem. Again not enough hours to fully view all the items on display. It was a very interesting visit, the historical uniforms and information was first rate and it had a great Napoleon Bonaparte...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This outstanding military museum covers from medieval to modern, and all branches from infantry to artillery, aviation and naval. My grandsons chose to take us there even though they had been before. The World War I section was particularly interesting in light of the Centennial....More

Thank Mavmed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a small country it was great to see such a vast display of its military history. The museum was well organised into collections- 19th Century, World War 1, Russian artifacts and aviation. Unfortunately the second world war collection was closed for renovation. Most of...More

Thank PaulBarrett98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found what i wanted. A museum that has no qeues, has a lot things to see but you may not suffer in endless corridors and rooms all around. Well sized , equipped and quiet

Thank Stefanos K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not plan to visit this museum, but eventually went through it for 2 hours. Our goal was to go to the top of the Arch of the Cinquantenaire, and it looks like you can do it only by buying a ticket including the...More

1  Thank JoelLeclair
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We scheduled out a whole day for this museum - and we're glad we did! There's so much to see you can't do it justice in just one day. One gallery was closed when we visited but not a problem as it just means we...More

1  Thank southernyacht
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22 January 2018|
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Response from Pascal7777 | Property representative |
No need to book!
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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|
Response from Pascal7777 | Property representative |
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.