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2015-06-10 ... 2016-01-31

June 1815: a mighty coalition of old and new enemies gathered in the Waterloo area once and for all eliminates the French emperor Napoleon. June 2015: two hundred years later Europe reflects on the end of an era.

The Royal Military Museum of course participates in this reflection. The Brussels institution lends out numerous prestigious pieces to museums in Waterloo or its surroundings and organizes a unique exhibition in the capital. Three stirring aspects of the Battle of Waterloo are highlighted in the Arcades, the exhibition gallery on top of the arc of triumph...

2015-12-11 ... 2015-12-13
2015-09-15 ... 2015-10-31

On September 15 the Royal Military Museum presented the book commemorating the adventure of the auto-cannons (ACM), published by the Fonds belge pour le Patrimoine automobile et moto (FSA) / Fondation Roi Baudouin.

The ACM “SRAMA Mors Minerva” has been reconstructed according to the guidelines edited by the International Federation for Ancient Vehicles and was presented to the press and numerous guests. The car is on display in the 14-18 gallery until the end of October. It will then return to the workshop to receive its finishing touches.
he project was made possible through...


Triple anniversary at the Military Museum!

Bicentenary Battle of Waterloo, centenary Great War and 70 years Second World War.
Uniforms, testimonials and works of art for an unforgettable journey through time!

The management, the chief of corps, the officers, the non-commissioned officers, the career volunteers and the civilian staff of the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History have the painful task of communicating the passing away of Mr Piet De Gryse.

Mr De Gryse joined the Museum in 1982, first as curator for the Arms and Armour collection, later as head of Scientific Department 1, and finally, from 2014 onwards, as acting manager with Mrs Christine Van Everbroeck. He had to step down for medical reasons in 2015.

For over thirty years Piet De Gryse was devoted...