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Schilderij Napoleon

Discover our masterpieces!

The War Heritage Institute has an extensive collection of tens of thousands of collection pieces. We asked our colleagues which pieces deserve a spotlight.

Let our selection surprise, amaze and inspire you! And feel free to visit one of our sites to discover certain pieces in person!

L3 Bastogne Barracks

Our new "Mechanised Warfare" hall in Bastogen Barracks is open to the public!

The Mechanised Warfare gallery presents an exceptional array of Second World War vehicles and tanks. The items come from the various countries involved in the fights (France, Germany, the USSR, Great Britain, …) and enable the visitor the review the conflict from May 1940 to the liberation of Europe.    


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.