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2020-12-01 ... 2021-02-28

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):

· Royal Military Museum (open from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.):
· booking.klmmra@warheritage.be
· 02/737 78 33

· National Memorial of Fort Breendonk (open from Monday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.):...

2020-10-29 ... 2020-12-13

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.

2020-10-28 ... 2020-12-13

Dear visitors

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.

2020-12-24 ... 2021-01-04

The SkyCafé will be closed from Dec. 24, 2020 until Dec. 28, 2020 and from Dec. 31, 2020 until Jan. 4, 2021.

2020-12-08 ... 2021-02-28

As of 8 December 2020 the reading room is accessible to all members of the public.

Consultation is subjected to strict conditions in order to safeguard general health.

CEDOC is still operating with a reduced number of staff members on site and the number of seats in the reading room is limited in order to guarantee social distancing. Visitors are therefore required to book in due time. Two full business days have to separate the reservation and the consultation (e.g. reservation on Monday evening at the very latest for a visit on Thursday). There will be no exceptions to this...

2020-10-01 ... 2021-03-31

In the framework of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the discovery of the horror of the camps the War Heritage Institute sets up an exceptional photographic exhibition at the Royal Military Museum.

Retroacts

In September 2019 Luc Mary-Rabine, a Belgian photographer and author, presents the War Heritage Institute with 242 original prints. The two series are entitled “Si je t’oublie” (If I forget you), a series dedicated to deportation and “De guerre en guerre” (From one war to the next), a series about the traces of the two world...

2020-07-01 ... 2020-12-31

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...