We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (1,952)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“aviation hall”(41 reviews)
“world war”(38 reviews)
“huge hall”(10 reviews)
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in Brussels Guide
Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 | Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 737 78 33
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History
from US$ 105.79
More Info
from US$ 87.39
More Info
from US$ 31.05
More Info
Reviews (2,202)
Filter reviews
986 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews aviation hall world war huge hall impressive collection parc du cinquantenaire on display worth a visit audio guide entrance fee few hours belgian history couple of hours rainy day weapons tanks uniform wars
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 986 reviews
Reviewed today

The museum is very large and has a varied collection of weapons and vehicles. The air section is very entertaining and has many beautiful planes and helicopters. The World War II section was closed when I visited so that was a deep disapointment. The museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CharliePineda1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really huge and interesting museum about Belgian armed forces. Covers periods from the 18th to the 20th century. We spent more than 3 hours in the museum and recommend it to everyone who is interested in military things. The most interesting for us was the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oleksandr V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is massive. If you like military things it is unmissable. There are different sections from renaissance times through Belgian independence and the world wars. There is a large section with real aircraft (you can even sit in a real cockpit for a photo)....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank J W
Reviewed 10 January 2019

We visited the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History for a special exhibition entitled ‘Beyond the Great War’. We were somewhat disappointed that a large part of the exhibition was about the war itself. We were expecting rather more ‘beyond’ and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Loved this museum, as it was well designed and not cluttered. There was heaps to see with exhibits covering many eras. Loved the aircraft on display.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judi M
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

You can spend a whole day in the museum. Book at least 3.5 Hours to spend inside. Opening hours: Daily except Monday: 9:00-17:00 At the ticket office take the map mentioning the different sections of the museum to make sure you passed by all of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Rabih-SOUAID
Reviewed 3 January 2019

We chose to go here on a rainy day in Brussels, and didn't expect to be there for hours. My husband and father, who are really interested in war history loved it here and could have spent longer in there if I would have let...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank howalli
Reviewed 2 January 2019

If it is a sunny day, ask if access to the top of the Leopold arch is open. Go straight there! The views are magnificent. On the way you pass an obscure section of Waterloo memorabilia which is fascinating but go for the view first....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IrishSeaCountyDown
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is quite a large place. it is really very similar to many other military museums in other countries. However the architecture is also quite stunning. You can see weapons of all kinds, planes and other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

War and military technique are not my favourite subjects, so I was not expecting much, but I had a very pleasant surprise in this case. This turned out to be a great museum, and I absolutely loved the exhibit about the years after the first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 100anamariar
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 197 nearby hotels
Best Western Plus Park Hotel Brussels
190 reviews
.14 km away
Chelton Hotel
545 reviews
.58 km away
Holiday Inn Brussels Schuman
600 reviews
.75 km away
Monty Design Hotel
150 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,168 nearby restaurants
Hanoi Station
104 reviews
.40 km away
Snack Libanais
48 reviews
.40 km away
Brasserie la Terrasse
305 reviews
.38 km away
Fonteyne The Kitchen Tongres
11 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 892 nearby attractions
Parc du Cinquantenaire
2,129 reviews
.27 km away
1,670 reviews
.23 km away
Art & History Museum
325 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
22 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Pascal M | Property representative |
No need to book!
Google Translation
10 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from PierreBMalta | 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.
Ben S
21 February 2016|
Response from Pascal M | 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.