The Military History Museum (Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History) is devoted to the Belgian army and its history from 1700 until today. The museum opened in 1923 and it features unique collections, both in quantity and quality.
In the huge museum you will find hundreds of weapons and armours, military uniforms from different eras, medals, paintings, miniatures, sculptures, guns, ships, tanks, warplanes and many interesting representations such as some typical scenes of the Second World War or how life in the trenches was.
The museum is one of the huge exhibition grounds of the Cinquantenaire Park, which was built in 1880 to host an international exhibition for the 50th anniversary of Belgium as an independent nation.
The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History is amazing and unique. Dozens of planes, tanks, uniforms and weapons make it one of the best museums on military issues in the world.
Another advantage is that admission is totally free.
The best thing to do to visit the museum without the need to hurry up is to arrive early. Doors close from 12:00 to 13:00 hours, unless you arrive early, you may not have enough time to go through all the rooms.
Jubelpark 3, 1000 (Parc du Cinquantenaire).
From Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:45 hours.
Closed: Monday, January 1, November 1, December 25 and on election days.
- Free entrance.
HOW TO GET TO THE MUSEUM
- Metro: Schuman and Merode, lines 1 and 5.
- Tram: Place Saint Pierre, lines 81 and 83.
- Bus Gaulois, lines 22, 27 and 80; Merode, line 61.
Some nearby places
- Palais du Cinquantenaire (76 m)
- Autoworld (113 m)
- Cinquantenaire Museum (288 m)
- Brussels European District (732 m)
- Royal Institute of Natural Sciences of Brussels (1.3 km)