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...

The Military Museum : New and Improved!

As of January 5, 2016 the Museum entrance became fee-paying. This adaptation incites us to respond more precisely to our visitors’ expectations.

In this framework we also refurbished our main entrance. Space was freed up, we made repairs and we repainted in order to obtain a welcoming lobby inviting visitors to discover our collections.
Our website was spruced up as well: the contents have been adapted, the presentation is more dynamic, the site is more user-friendly. The format is suited to all screens (computer, tablet, smartphone,…).

Come and (re)discover our...


News & Events

2017-01-18 ... 2017-03-31

The arcades will only be open weather permitting. We thank you for your understanding !


On Saturday March 25 the Great Hall (aviation and navy sections) will only be accessible to the public until 3:30 p.m. The Skycafé will close its doors at 3 p.m.
We thank you for your understanding!


The Historic Platoon of Torpedo-launchers and Seamen is the living showcase of the non-profit organisation “The Friends of the Navy Section of the Royal Military Museum”. It commemorates the sacrifices brought by the seamen since 1914 and highlights the part played by the Belgian military navy in the liberation of our country. The platoon does PR work for the Navy and the Royal Military Museum and creates relationships with all associations connected to our naval past.

Its next training session will take place on Sunday 16/04/2017 from 2 till 4 p.m. in the Great Hall.  


2017-04-22 ... 2017-04-23

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April Gunfire (Brasschaat) participates in the Flemish "Heritage Days". This year’s theme is medical care. Through a field hospital, military ambulances, pictures and documents the museum illustrates a century of military care. Re-enactment groups recreate a century of first aid and field kitchens will prepare soup as it was made during the Great War. 

Free access during these two days. Open from 10 am until 6 pm.


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