1916-1917 Tabora-Mahenge, The Congo and the war

The documentation centre reading room regularly presents thematic exhibitions made up of pictures, archives, prints or books from the department of Defence.

The exhibition Taboa-Mahenge 1916-1917, The Congo and the war is such a temporary exhibition illustrating the Force publique operations during the First World War in four themes.

Discover the successive phases in this relatively unknown battle in the African campaign during the First World War through some sixty rare archive documents, maps, prints and pictures…

In spite of its neutrality the...


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Four fun-filled trails, designed for both young and old, enable you to discover the Museum in an original way during exciting treasure-hunts.

In each trail you need to solve some ten simple riddles across the Museum. These will provide the coordinates of the final « cache » (the treasure). Don’t worry, you don’t need a GPS, high-tech systems, maps, compasses or sextants: the coordinates are virtual ones!

At the end of each trail, go back to the Museum welcome desk, where your coordinates will be validated and where you will receive access to the « treasure », a reward for...

Expo Dieppe Royal Military Museum  24/06 > 31/12/17
2017-06-24 ... 2017-12-31

 In the framework of the 75th anniversary of the raid on Dieppe the War Heritage Institute presents its first temporary exhibition: Dieppe. Tribute to a raid. It illustrates a lesser-known episode of the Second World War: the raid on Dieppe on August 19, 1942.

A total of 99 items from the Royal Military Museum collections (Brussels), the city of Dieppe, Dieppe societies and private collectors enable us to retrace the stages of Operation Jubilee. Four complementary zones shed new light on the raid: the historical context and the major military actors, the Belgian part in Operation...

2017-07-01 ... 2017-09-20

Since May 1, 2017 the Royal Military Museum is part of the War Heritage Institute. Use summer break to (re)discover the riches of the Jubilee Park.

Activities galore for young and old. Download the program !


A symbol of Belgium’s Great War: The Trench of Death (Armémuseum, Stockholm)
2017-07-06 ... 2017-08-20

Until August 20, 2017 the Stockholm Army Museum runs a picture exhibition on the Trench of Death entitled A Symbol of Belgium's Great War: the Trench of Death.

More information on www.armemuseum.se/utstallningar/dodens-skyttegrav/

The pictures taken during the family afternoon of August 2 are on line!

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2017-09-04 ... 2017-09-08

The reading room will be closed from September 04th until September 08th 2016  because of the annual stocktaking.