The Royal Museum of Armed Forces and Military History in Cinquantenaire Park was founded as a result of the overwhelming success of the military history exhibit at the Brussels exhibition of 1910. It comprises of about 900 items covering uniforms, weapons, vehicles, arms and armour, photographs, documents, scale models and historical artefacts like paintings, sculptures and decorations. This includes an aviation hall with civilian and military aircraft. Narratively the museum explores the evolution of military technology through the ages in every civilization. It is surprisingly engaging and insightful and is sure to be a delightful treat for all visitors.
- Parking is available on the Esplanade by the Museum.
- Disability access enabled. Better to call ahead and inform the museum.
- Check out the sky cafe and the shop.
- Payment only by card.
- Limited handicap access in the Air Museum.
- EUR 4 for 6 – 26 years, 65+
- EUR 2 for disabled people with a companion.
- Free for under 6, and on First Wednesday of the month after 1pm.
- Entrance to Brussels Air Museum is free.
- Last admission at 4:00pm.
- Brussels Air Museum: 9:00am-4:30pm.
- Closed on election days.
- Subway 1 and 5; Bus 36 stop Schuman.
- Tram 81; Buses 22, 27, 61, 80, N06 stop Merode.
- Restaurant Midi-Cinquante
- La Terrase
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21.73% of people who visit Brussels include Royal Museum Of The Armed Forces And Military History in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
77.31% of people start their Royal Museum Of The Armed Forces And Military History visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Royal Museum Of The Armed Forces And Military History
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For 5euro, the collections are worth it as are the temporary exhibitions. The aviation department is huge and in 1 hour we only managed bottom floor. The section on the Belgica ship exploitation in the Arctic and the Russian military section are very interesting. 2 hours were not enough to see everything. I would spend 2 hours in aviation and another 2 in armed forces part. Will def go again!
Very interesting and only €5 for an adult ticket. Loads to see. Could spend a good half day or more looking around the displays. Wear a coat, if the weather is cold, for the aircraft hanger!
An amazing museum. A must see for all, lovers of the army or not, it will captivate you for sure. Very complex, periods very well depicted. Includes arms, planes but also fashion of the day. Really worth it. And all for only 5 euros !!!
Huge amount of things to see. Starting from old equipment to more nowadays. Definitely worth to have some more time to visit everything or have a good planning where to spend most of the time. Items on permanent exposition are not well described - sometimes lack any kind of explanation or reference. The pricing is very attractive though (5 EUR per adult).
This place is amazing! There is so much to see you can't really do it in one day. Also gives entrance to go on the arc tower. Great for kids too, although they are probably done in two hours running through and might get bored, unless you tell them a good story. Behind you have the airplanes and tanks, children love that part and keep themselves entertained there. Airplane hall has a restaurant with fair priced food and drinks and has a jet cockpit the children can climb and play in.