Focus on 100 years of tanks

The tank is 100! The Royal Military Museum highlights this anniversary through several aspects. Discover three Great War tanks (the Mark IV, the FT 17 and the Whippet) and learn about the origins of tanks both in Belgium and abroad through testimonials, anecdotes, the uniform of a British tankist or antitank weapons.

The Diorama of the River Meuse is getting ready for the big show!

Precisely 80 years ago Alfred Bastien, author of the famous Panorama of the Yser Battle, started working on the Diorama of the Battles on the River Meuse in 1914. It is indeed in 1936 that Bastien began the 8.5 m high and 72 m long painting. It was revealed in May 1937, in a new building on the Namur citadel, but was only to remain accessible to the public for a very short period of time. At the outbreak of the Second World War the painting was taken down in order to safeguard it against possible vandalism by the enemy. It was never to be rehung! In 1952 the city of Namur...

Art from ’14-’18 in the limelight

In 2016, another commemorative year for the centenary of the Great War, some of our ’14-’18 collection pieces are presented in various temporary exhibitions.

In 2016 it is indeed exactly one hundred years ago that the Belgian field army artistic section was created. Between 1916 and 1918 this section grouped twenty-six artists whose duty it was to illustrate the war. Their work was not merely used as documentary material, but also served Belgian propaganda. It indeed showed the part played in the conflict by the Belgian army and was supposed to incite countries all...

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,…).

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2017-01-18 ... 2017-06-30

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

2017-05-03

... which means the Military Museum is freely accessible from 1 p.m. onwards !