Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Brussels

4.3
#3 of 85 in Museums in Brussels
Located in Cinquantenaire Park, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History houses aircraft, weaponry, uniforms, and vehicles from all the nations that participated in World Wars I and II. Tightly packed into two halls in the park's northern complex, the exhibits are dense and visually stimulating. Consider combining your visit to museum with a trip to the park. The hall where the artifacts are housed was meant to be temporary, but expanded to a permanent space with a domed, glass roof that is easy to spot from most areas in the park. For Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History and beyond, use our Brussels trip builder to get the most from your Brussels vacation.
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  • According to my husband it was a good collection. Cdertainly there were lots of planes and tanks as well as the more personal stuff like swords, rifles, helmets, medals. (I have been to a few of these...  more »
  • Simply impress you, €5 a visit to a rich military history, from the middle ages to the present day... take your time to visit each exhibition hall... and bear in mind that the room of the WWII this closed by parts until 2019...
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  • My son and I enjoy military museums and have been to many. This one ranks among the best. We were really surprised at the extent of the collection.  more »
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  • If you are seriously interested in military history and can read German it's fantastic. Amazing variety of stuff, full size tanks/planes/ship pieces. Seriously incredible. Lower rating because the people at the front desk weren't very nice and they advertise every where that you should get the audio tour but they don't have enough devices on hand. Real disappointment. Also, the bathrooms were super smelly. Beautiful building/arches and a sweet view of the city included in the ticket office.
  • Being a bit of a war and history buff I jumped at the chance to visit this museum. The sheer amount of information, displays and pieces was amazing. I just LOVED the old paintings and decorative pieces. Also enjoyed the fact that it did not just focus on Belgian history. The section with the war machines display (howitzers, mortars, cannons, tanks, aircraft etc) can take a day to itself to view. Highly recommended to anyone with a love of the history of war.
  • It was a great experience to see and feel all the big guns. Also a chance to explore and learn about world war armed forces. There is a section about Russian gifts which is unique in its own ways. I also relished some snacks at a cafe inside the museum.
  • Lovely place to visit.. lots of items from world war 1 and 2 and Belgium's colonial past.. best thing was the fresh waffle maker in the van outside in the park. Try it.. fresh and fluffy. With Belgian chocolate .
  • I personally like the museum, a lot to see, great collection of aircrafts. It took me about 2.5 hours to see everything. You can only pay for a ticket with a credit card (not an option to buy a ticket online or something), also lack of information in english. I think it would be more attractive for the tourists when there is also english translation.

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