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  • EXPO – Permanent exhibition
  • BEHIND THE SCENES – “The museum behind the scenes”
  • EXTRA-MUROS – Behind the scenes of the Cinquantenaire (Art & Histoiry Museum,, War Heritage, IRPA)

Restoration workshops, storerooms, studios, rooms being (re)fitted, documentation centre… The Royal Military Museum will soon hold no secrets for you! Tonight, discover the behind-the-scenes work and the multitude of jobs that are essential to the daily operation of a museum that conserves 12 centuries of military history, from medieval armour to the F-16 fighter plane. Thematic guided tours of the permanent collections will al...

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The Military Museum safeguards thousands of objects. The curator is currently drawing up the inventory and could definitely use some help to complete this huge task! By solving various riddles, you can discover the name of our mystery item... And a small surprise awaits you at the end of the circuit !

Circuit available in French and Dutch, upon request at the main reception desk during the Easter holidays + in download on our website

  • From Saturday 2 April through Sunday 17 April 2022;
  • Free of charge (included in the entrance fee);
  • Public: children aged 7 and older. The circuit is also suited to teenag...

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Come to the Royal Military Museum during Spring Break and do our carnival tour with your children!

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Tickets only for sale on line, starting Monday 7 February 2022 at 5 p.m. (the link to the ticketing website is to be found on this page from that date onwards).

Sabaton’s new album The War To End All Wars will be released on 4 March 2022.

This new album – focusing entirely on the First World War – was officially presented to the international press in a very special venue: the Military Museum in Brussels!

We now present Sabaton fans with the opportunity of enjoying a unique and exclusive pre-release evening in that same location on 3 March 2022.

What can you expect?

  • Opportunity to purchase pre-relea...

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Dear visitors,

For the festive season, our opening hours are changing! The Royal Museum of the Army will close its doors at 14.00 on the 24th and 31st of December 2021 (last entrance at 13.00).

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Corona update

With the corona measures announced last week in mind, a number of adjustments were made for the NUTS weekend in Bastogne.

At the event, the applicable safety measures will be in force, so CST and mouth mask are mandatory for everyone!

Below you can find the adapted version of the Bastogne Barracks program during the NUTS weekend:

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In 2014, an 'asbestos phase out plan' was approved with the aim of making Belgium more asbestos-safe by 2040. But what about the museum sector that conserves objects containing asbestos in collections and considers them heritage to be preserved?

The WHI wants to help raise awareness among the heritage sector in Belgium about the danger of harmful patrimony and the use of dangerous products in museum collections, because a museum organization is responsible for the safety of employees and the public.

A symposium will be organized on 6 December 2021 with the following theme: management of dangerous patrimony wi...

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New temporary exhibition at the Royal Army Museum!

In March 2020, our country went in lockdown for the first time, due to a novel and unknown coronavirus. This virus has hit hard, especially in residential care centers. Logistical and medical assistance quickly became necessary, and the medical component of the Defense was called upon for this purpose.

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Pour les événements :

Flandre :

A partir du 01/11/21 : le CST doit être mis en place à partir de 200 personnes à l'intérieur et 400 personnes à l'extérieur.

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Ten nights and two routes through the heights of the capital enable you to discover many fun and immersive artistic works. There is also a fringe programme of various colourful events alongside the festival.

From 28 October to 6 November, let yourself be guided by lights through the Royal district and European district to the Parc du Cinquantenaire. Bright Brussels is a magical festival that is totally free, illuminating your autumn.

The Royal Army Museum opens its doors at night. You can visit the Napoleontic collection under the terraces, but mostly the terraces themselves are worth visiting, providing a beautiful view on the capital.

When? 29/10, 30/10, 5/11 and 6/11, 19.00>23.00

Where? Jubelpark 3, 1000 Brussel

Price: 5 euro for adults, 4 euro for concessions More info