Archived News & Events

2017-08-12 ... 2017-08-13

The War Heritage Institute, the new Belgian heritage and remembrance institution under the Defence authority, presented six rare Soviet vehicles from the Warsaw Pact era: a rocket launcher (8x8 Baz/Zil 135 L4), a half-track (BTR 152), a T72 M tank, a Hungarian armoured vehicle PSZH-D-944 CP, a self-propelled gun 2S1 and an amphibious vehicle BRD M-1.

Wings & Wheels is an event for all those fascinated by military history, with one of Belgium’s largest military fairs of international scale, more than 400 selling and exhibition booths, some 400 reconstructions of 20th and 21st...


The Royal Military Museum presents collections of inestimable value, from the Middle Ages till the present, for young and old!
You would like to come and see for yourself and do something with the entire family? Save the date of August 2. Access to the entire Museum is free from 1 p.m. onwards. The educational service moreover offers a surprise activity.

Practical info
Wednesday August 2, free access from 1 p.m. Surprise workshops from 1:30 p.m. till 4 p.m.  
Audience: families aged 5 to 99 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Booking mandatory:...

2017-07-29 ... 2017-07-31

From Saturday July 29 till Monday July 31, 2017 the War Heritage Institute participates in the commemoration of the battle of Passchendaele at the municipality of Zonnebeke. The WHI presents impressive First World War objects, such as King Albert I’s authentic uniform worn as Colonel-in-Chief of the 5th Dragoon Guards. 

Within the Passchendaele Memorial Park the WHI, as representative of Defence, is an important actor, along with e.g. the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the National Army Museum, the Royal British Legion, the Western Front Association and the British Armed Forces...

The War Heritage Institute honours Mrs Simone Veil, who passed away on June 30, 2017. As an Auschwitz survivor and a human rights defender she led a very special life. As a young girl she was interned at Auschwitz in March 1944. One year later, in May 1945, she returned to France. She worked hard to get ahead in life. As a civil servant at the Ministry of Justice, as Minister of Health and as the first president of the European parliament she devoted quite some energy to the defence of human rights. She undoubtedly belonged to the survivors in whom the Shoah catastrophe generated an ...


The WHI stand in Brussels Park tells the story of the Great War through several subjects:, an app about Belgian military heritage, an exhibition on the first world conflict, the War Graves Service and the Defence Demining Service.

Moreover, come and admire original collection items and replicas linked to the Great War in the Flemish trenches or at the front in imperial Russia.

Also on display : two dog-drawn carts with machineguns, the replica of a Mors Minerva self-propelled gun used at the Russian...