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Arms & Armour visual - Family visit?

Festive opening weekend of our Arms and Armour Gallery!

On 29 and 30 October 2022, discover our Arms & Armour collection in a newly renovated and expanded hall:

• Exceptional reduced admission fees,
• Festive weekend with animations and re-enactment,
• Access to our brand-new Arms and Armour Gallery,
• Incredible view over Brussels from the Cinquantenaire Arcades,
• Access to all Royal Military Museum galleries,
• And many other surprises…

Hougoumont

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.