Military History Museum

Military History Museum

Tens of planes, tanks, uniforms and guns make this one of the best war museums in the world: a veritable jewel.

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is dedicated to the Belgian Army and its history from 1700 until the present day. The museum, inaugurated in 1923, features unique collections, both in quantity and quality.

The vast museum houses numerous weapons and armour, military uniforms from various periods, medals, paintings, miniatures, sculptures, canons, ships, tanks, aircraft and many other interesting representations of scenes of World War II or how life was in the trenches.

The museum is housed in two of the halls of the historic Cinquantenaire, which were built in 1880 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Belgian independence.

Well worth visiting

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is stunning and one of a kind (if you are interested in the subject). It houses numerous planes, tanks, uniforms and weapons, which make it into one of the best military museums in the world.


From Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Closed: Monday, 1 January, 1 November, 25 December and election days.


Adults: 5 (US$ 5.60)
Over 65s: 4 (US$ 4.50)


Metro: Schuman and Merode, lines 1 and 5.
Tram: Place Saint Pierre, líneas 81 y 83.
Bus: Gaulois, lines 22, 27 and 80; Merode, line 61.