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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 | Jubelpark, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 737 78 33
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is free with the Brussels card. I didn't know what to expect visiting this museum but it is actually crammed full of collections of anything military. My son enjoyed the tanks, planes, weapons, uniforms, especially the flame thrower. One can spend days in...More

Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very interesting museum, grasping both World Wars, the late colonial era, the battle of Waterloo and everything in between that involved Belgium in any way. Unfortunately, as my visit was in September 2017, the World War 2 exhibits area was closed for renovations, but...More

Thank Xenios_Kofteros
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish we have more time. Only managed to see the outside but did not go inside the museum. It is very grand looking from outside.

Thank limkour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

👍🏼A awesome number of war aircraft!!! 👍🏼The route that transports to a different stage of the human war history!!! 👍🏼The cleanest public 🚽 in all brussels (really). 👎🏻 A lot of dust in the airplanes.

Thank Berardo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For all airplane enthusiastics (and their wifes as myself!!!) this is a must see museum. The airplane colections is huge. It has also many interesting cannons and tanks. There is a café where we can have a meal in the planes area, so you can...More

Thank IsabelRuteSM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Important, interesting and imposing halls. If you have xtra time is nice to make a stop and admire the Airplanes, weapons, military clothing. Great for all ages.

Thank apocalipse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit it with my grandson and he enjoy it ( me too). There is a lot to see and you can spend here severall hours to discouver a lot of history. Very nice.

Thank charlespolspoel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good collection of uniforms and cannons though wished there were more tanks. Their Dieppe exhibit was pretty good.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This should have been much better given some of collections but seems almost thrown together. Certainly one of the most old fashioned museums we have been to. A lack of good English translations in the explanatory notes. The displays need serious redevelopment.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really interesting museum with loads of exhibits covering a vast chunk of history. Our favourite space was the hall full of aeroplanes - amazing! Also worth a visit for the view of Brussels from the roof - the stairs are not for the faint-hearted!...More

Thank Ant M
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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.