Interpretation and expertise centre for artillery - Gunfire Brasschaat

2020-03-13 ... 2020-04-19

Updated on March 30

On Thursday 12 March the National Security Council and the federal government took additional measures in an effort to curb the corona virus pandemic (COVID-19) in our country. Among other measures, and as a sanitary precaution, gatherings in confined spaces are forbidden and “social distance” is recommended.

The War Heritage Institute will therefore be closed to visitors through April 19. This decision with immediate effect is applied to our six sites (i.e.: Royal Military Museum...

The cradle of Belgian artillery

A new interpretation and expertise centre for artillery linked to the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History: GUNFIRE. On the site of the oldest shooting range, wich also was the cradle of our artillery, everything focuses on Belgian artillery.

Large modern hangars house a large array of field, air and trench artillery used by the Belgian army from 1830 onwards. The heritage of disbanded unit is also preserved here.

Light aviation (airborne artillery observation) is present as well. Guided tours (upon reservation) show the diversity of amoured vehicles and highlight the history of Belgian artillery. 

Gunfire

 Kwartier WEST, zone Noord

Licht Vliegwezenlaan 3

2930 Brasschaat

Admission: days and hours
Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. till 3:30 p.m., on the second and third Sundays of each month, from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Groups: Monday through Friday (reservation 1 month ahead)

Length of visit: 1 h

Information and booking
0032 479 27 42 75 or guido.rogiest@telenet.be

 

 

Price (EUR)

Rates

Public

5,00  

Full 

19 and older

3,00

Reduced

Upon presentation of the concerned card 

Youngsters aged 6 to18 

Students

Youth movements

Teachers

Members of Belgian Defence

Veterans

Members of foreign armed forces

Groups (from 15 visitors + max 2 accompanying adults)

Members WHI societies 

VIPO

 

 

3,00

 

Reduced

Group rate 

Group rate youths aged 6 to 18 

 

 

0,00

Free

Children under 6

 

Free

Upon presentation of the concerned card

Personnel WHI + 1 

Card 365

ICOM

Holders of a statute of national acknowledgment 

Press

Chairperson and Board members of WHI societies  + active staff + active volunteers (based upon an annual list  supplied by the chairpersons) 

Handicapped + buddy

Members of the WHI Board 

Members of the WHI Scientific Council  

Members of the WHI Heritage Council