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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 3 November 2017

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 3 November 2017

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 24 October 2017

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
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This highlight of this museum are the airplanes in the main hanger. From F16 to MiG 23’s: the museum has it. Very impressive! The rest of the collection isn’t as impressive as the Military Museum in Paris, but I would give it a second place....More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Good place to visit, plenty of things to see inside. You will need minimum of 2 hours to see everything.

Thank Mirda831
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This has a massive display of military hardware from medieval armor to modern jets. Some sections are better laid out that others and better labeled, but all are impressive.

Thank David S
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is a museum with a fantastic collection of aircraft of all types which was very enjoyable. Entrance fee was reasonable but the one letdown was the second world War section was closed for refurbishment, fair enough. The rooftop view over Brussels was good. Overall...More

Thank thewanderer300
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The museum looks a little tired in places, but is very reasonably priced with an interesting selection of various military items including some WWI tanks and a hall with many varieties of aircraft (and a small Waterloo selection). You can look out over Brussels from...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Very interesting exhibition, especially the planes hall-you can see lots of examples of different times, not only war planes, but civilian as well. One thing that we missed-not all exhibitions had explanations in English.

Thank Marijus R
Reviewed 30 September 2017

My main interest was in the aviation aspect of this museum, and I was not disappointed. Many excellent examples of military aviation through the years. I also liked the interpretation available via placards and signage. I do recommend the audio tour, which provided much extra...More

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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.