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Schilderij Napoleon

Discover our masterpieces!

With more than 130,000 collection pieces, the War Heritage Institute shows you an extraordinary variety of military history. We carefully selected a series of exceptional pieces, sometimes iconic, sometimes unusual, but always inviting.

Let our selection delight, amaze and inspire you!

Archief CEDOC

Documentation centre at the Royal Military Museum

Find out all about the Royal Military Museum's Documentation Centre (CEDOC) and its various components: archives, library, map room, photo collection, print room, technical libraries and reproductions.

Please note that access conditions and opening hours are different from those at the Museum! The CEDOC is accessible by appointment only.


Belgium, battlefield of Europe

Experience 2000 years of conflict history

On the territory of present-day Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe and at the intersection of the Romano-French and Germanic-German cultures and with direct access to the Anglo-Saxon world, hundreds of large and small conflicts have been fought over the centuries. From the conquests by the Romans to the Viking raids, the Battle of the Golden Spurs, the Burgundian expansion and the Revolt in the Netherlands, the wars of Louis XIV and Napoleon to the First and Second World War. Belgium, Battlefield of Europe' brings together 2000 years of conflict history.

war dead register

War Dead Register

How many Belgian soldiers died in the different wars? What did they do before the war? How and where did they die?

Read more about it on the website of the Belgian War Dead Register.