Archived News & Events

2020-03-31 ... 2020-05-14

Our 6 sites had to close their doors, but our teams keep calm and carry on during the confinement. Historians and collection managers prepare future exhibitions, the administrative services provide constant follow-up, the security teams guard our precious possessions, … while waiting for your next visit.

The situation is exceptional and we do our utmost to keep in touch with you all. We know that a direct confrontation with an object from the past indeed remains priceless, but the institution nevertheless wishes to maintain its activity and to surprise you in these trying times....

2020-04-20 ... 2020-05-14

Not always easy to keep children busy in these times of confinement.
That is why we suggest the following: have your budding artists draw their visions of the Military Museum. 

Our collections are extremely varied: from the knight’s armour to the F-16, over Napoleonic musical instruments, colourful 19th century uniforms, world war equipment or the scale- model of the Belgica caught in polar ice. 

If you already visited the Museum, your children can draw on their souvenirs. If not, you can discover our collections on this site or on the Internet, as numerous photographers...

2020-03-14 ... 2020-03-15

Event Cancelled




The winds of liberation will blow through the Royal Military Museum on Saturday 14 March 2020! Our extensive collections and the prestigious Bordiau Gallery are the ingredients for an amazing night focusing on liberation!

The starting point is the liberation of Belgium in September 1944 (also the subject of the new exhibition War-Occupation-Liberation) and LIBERATION NIGHT (FEVER) is the perfect excuse to experience the exhilarating ambiance of liberation. Fashion, games...

2020-02-22 ... 2020-03-01

Come and discover the new exhibition “War-Occupation-Liberation” with the entire family during spring break.
Questions, riddles and deductions call on the children’s sense of observation and reflection. All along the tour the children discover the hardships of life in occupied Belgium, the joy of liberation, the last days of war, …
The answers yield a secret word giving access to a small surprise to be collected at the reception desk at the end of your visit.


Free game trail available at the reception desk, from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Available in ENG, FR and...


From January 1, 2020 onward cars no longer have access to the esplanade.

Access is limited to museum visitors' busses and vans, as well as to vehicles of people with challenged mobility.

Please use the electrical barrier speaker phone located at the esplanade entrance.