Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 50° 50.448 E 004° 23.605
31U E 598107 N 5633046
Quick Description: A fine museum, incorporating all the branches of Belgium Armed Forces,
Location: Belgium
Date Posted: 3/30/2010 4:34:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM8GM8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
A survey of more than 10 centuries of military and technological history: that would perhaps be the best way to describe the Museum. The collections range from suits of armour over valuable firearms and masterly crafted swords to armoured vehicles and airplanes.

Uniforms both Belgian and foreign demonstrate the evolution in military equipment and the influence of civil fashion on military clothing.

The Austrian, French and Dutch periods, Belgian independence and military politics, the weal and woe of the dynasty, the big world conflicts... Everything is brought back to life through numerous paintings, sculptures, decorations and other memorabilia.

An huge aviation exhibition displays some interesting aircrafts like a F-16, a Portuguese F-86 Sabre, a F-4 Phantom and more impressive machines.

The tanks section hosts a Stalin, a Leopard 1, a T-34 and some more.

Overall I was quite impressed with the museum. Not only the collection is excellent as the display is of high quality. It took me the whole day, literally, to see everything.
Opening hours: Open from Tuesday until Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Open all year: Except for some holidays

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