New - From now on …..  the Royal Military Museum  integrates the War Heritage Institute                                        

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, the Belgian National Institute for Veterans and Victims of War, the National Memorial Fort Breendonk and the Historic Pool of Defence unite forces…

The result: a brand-new military heritage and remembrance organization is launched… : War Heritage Institute

Discover the Mission Statement on www.warheritage.be     

The permanent exhibition about the Second World War expands!

In view of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War (2019-2020) the museum gives its permanent exhibition a new lease of life. The existing set-up will be thoroughly refurbished and a brand-new wing about the occupation of Belgium and the liberation of the European continent will be added.  With the support of the National Lottery.

The first part of the refurbishment executed by the Régie des Bâtiments is as good as finished. In this framework the current infrastructure is being revised, which renders access to the exhibition about the Second World...

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2018-05-25 ... 2019-01-13

The exhibition is based on archives belonging to the Ministry of Transport and illustrates the lives and times of Belgian seamen during the First World War. Through a joint operation with the non-profit organisation "Les Amis du Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace" the visitor can also discover what happened in the skies.

Where?
War Heritage Institute 
Site Royal Military Museum
Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 in 1000 Brussels

When?
From May 25, 2018 till January 13, 2019

More info: www.warheritage14-18.be/fr

2018-05-31 ... 2018-09-22

On May 31, 2018 the War Heritage Institute (site Royal Military Museum) will welcome an information session about the “70 years UDHR” campaign by the Association pour les Nations unies. This campaign is realized in collaboration with the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Commission of the French-speaking community.   

The meeting will take place in the Military Museum’s arcade gallery between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; the arcade will therefore be closed to the public. We thank you for your understanding. 

For the 70thanniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the...

2018-05-31 ... 2018-09-30

One year after its creation the War Heritage Institute just launched one of its key projects: the commemorative program rounding off the ceremonies commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Discover the new website dedicated to that subject and the programme that has been put together : www.warheritage14-18.be

 

2018-09-20

The documentation centre will be closed the 20th September 2018.

2018-09-20

Because of the official inauguration of the War Heritage Institute's new exhibition Beyond the Great War: 1918-1928, the Royal Military Museum will exceptionally be closed to the public on Thursday September 20. Come and visit this major exhibition from Friday September 21 onwards and be sure not to miss our roaring twenties party on Sunday September 23. More information on our website www.warheritage.be .     

2018-09-21 ... 2019-09-22

THE POST-WAR PERIOD IN MINUTE DETAIL

After the First World War both Belgium and the rest of the world saw fundamental changes. Society had to come to terms with damage and grief, but at the same time experienced a great revival.

Through its exhibition Beyond the Great War: 1918-1928 the War Heritage Institute focuses on several main themes: the final offensive, liberation, the post-war era, geopolitical changes, economic revival, mourning and remembrance, economic and cultural changes.

The exhibition does not only displays exceptional items from the rich WHI ...