Take advantage of the summer to discover our collections under the sign of the "mask".
Masks to protect yourself from gas, weapon blows, the sun or the scorching desert wind... Masks that bring oxygen to the pilot, protect the tank-rider's eyes or allow the parachutist to camouflage himself...
Come and follow our different courses:
- QRCodes tour: discover the history and usefulness of about thirty masks by scanning the QRCode placed on the display case (available in FR, NL and ENG). - geocaching " Masks " tour: follow the...
Following the new measures taken by the Flemish government to fight the Corona virus and to stem the new wave of contaminations, in place since Thursday October 29, 2020, the national Fortress of Breendonk, the Trench of Death in Diksmuide, Gunfire in Brasschaat and the Command Bunker Kemmel are also closed from this date till further notice.
In response to the evolution of the corona pandemic and the problems in our hospitals, Mr Benoît LUTGEN, mayor of the city of Bastogne, announced a number of security measures. From this Wednesday 28th October 2020 on and until 19th November, all indoor activities (sport, leisure, culture), apart from compulsory education, are strictly forbidden throughout the city.
Our Bastogne Barracks site will therefore be closed from Wednesday 28th October onwards.
Two War Heritage Institute sites will once again be accessible to the public as of Tuesday 1 December 2020: the Royal Military Museum (Brussels) and the National Memorial of Fort Breendonk (Willebroek). Reservation is mandatory, either by email or by phone (during opening hours):