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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
+32 2 737 78 33
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Reviewed today

This museum contains a wonderful collection of Belgian military history and, my personal favorite was the aviation section. Sadly, it needs care and attention. One aspect in particular which I observed was that all of the aircraft tires were deflated and little details here and...More

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Thank Fliteboy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Chaotic? Yes. Overwhelming? Certainly. Worth a visit? Absolutely. I have never seen such a rich and interesting military museum. If you're interested in military matters - or just history - this is a must visit.

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was fascinating to me (who knows nothing about the minutiae of war) and my SO who majored in military history in college. A huge, busy, varied and engaging display. Everything is in French and Flemish but still amazing.

Thank more_gelato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful military museum. Well worth the price of admission, thought some of the aircraft exhibits could do with a bit of maintenance. Allow at least 3 to 4 hours.

Thank Changispotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very curious what I will find there. But I have to say, It was very nice spend time for me and for my kids 12 years old. I was happy to see all this uniforms, for kids was interesting to compare how tall...More

Thank 4xab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there, after maybe 2-3 years, again. Was so excited and hoping the upper gallery in the aircraft hall would now be open. It is not. So disappointing.

Thank Martinair
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only cost 5 euros for entry and 3 for the audio guide. The museum is pretty big with a lot of exhibits. The audio aided in understanding the exhibits. There wasn't much written description, especially not in English. The audio guide didn't work all the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum behind the massive Cinquantenaire gate is crammed full of an entire european history of war artifacts. This place has the most extensive collection of WWI uniforms from belligerant nations, tanks, planes, and an overwhelming number of swords and rifles. Collection does need some...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite impressive layout starting with uniforms from the Belgian armed forces over the years including their swords, rifles and pistols. WW1 uniforms from various countries were also on display including one special exhibition from the Russian Army officers mess from St Petersburg which contained the...More

Thank Pererin2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard hey had quite a few world war one planes there. It was amazing to see some of these aircraft at over 100 years old. I asked if they had the canvas on & was it was. Unfortunately the world war 2 section...More

Thank Temuejin
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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.
Ben S
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.
Mathew T
25 November 2015|
Response from Pascal7777 | Property representative |
Hello Mathew. An audioguide is available in English. Most of the information displayed is in Dutch and in French.