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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
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"aviation hall"
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"second world war"
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"huge hall"
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"large collection"
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"great collection"
in 29 reviews
"parc du cinquantenaire"
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"on display"
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"entrance fee"
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"worth a visit"
in 38 reviews
"audio guide"
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"few hours"
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"rainy day"
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"couple of hours"
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"weapons"
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"tanks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank southernyacht
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As an ex air force man, I was very enthusiastic to see the aircraft’s collection section. This was definitely the highlight of the display for me. We (my wife and me) spent about 2 hours wandering this museum. There is not any English explanations so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For 5€ each this museum is amazing! There’s so much to see, we spent around 4 hours here but we missed out a couple of exhibitions due to time. There’s not much in wrote in English but you can pretty much get the jist of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my family and we really enjoyed the musuem. Part of our trip centered about the military history of Belgium, but all of usreally enjoyed the collections. The Airplane hanger is bigger that theAir & Space in DC. Def go to the top of...More

Thank P371
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m no history buff. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to this museum if I’m being completely honest - (its more my bf’s kind of thing) - but, it was actually quite interesting. SO much to look at and full sized planes and helicopters, tanks, cannons...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed through this Museum without stopping by and wandered around the grounds instead. The coliseums are magnificent and the gardens are great too.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Obviously the bf insisted on visiting this museum. I was mainly interested in the helicopters and airforces but the bf was running around like a child at christmas so he felt all the vibes. Theres a cafe in the hangar and the waiter was really...More

1  Thank Júlia K
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This museum was very enjoyable and interesting. They have a fantastic collection of old weapons and armor, then progressing to modern equipment, aircraft, and vehicles. It does however appear that they could use some assistance in staging what they have. In many cases, the information...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

5 euros! Are you kidding. This museum is great. Pencil in a minimum of 2 hours. If you enjoy military history, you gotta go. No brainer.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Royal Museum of Armed Forces is located in the middle of Brussels and olds a surprising number of rare and unique objects. For anyone with an interest in military materiel from World War II to the Middle Ages, it’s worth a few hours visit....More

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Cosmicgill
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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|
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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.
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