A visit to the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History (part 1)

There was no better day to visit the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History (or Army Museum for short) than the 11th of November. The day on which World War I is remembered every year, perfect for a visit to the special WWI exhibition in honour of the Great War Centenary.

It was only on a whim that we visited. My mom somehow obtained tickets for the exhibition (the rest of the museum is free), so I asked if I could tag along.

The museum is located in the Parc de Cinquantenaire (or Jubelpark in Dutch), a splendid park that was constructed following the request of King Leopold II of Belgium, who wished to build a beautiful country for his people. He gave order for many great constructions in Belgium, especially in Brussels, of which the park and its buildings are a great example. (Especially in my opinion, since it’s symmetric. ;))

Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium

To get to the exhibition, we first past part of the usual exhibitions, with lots of costumes and weapons from throughout history.

Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium

And then the king himself welcomed us to the special exhibition…

Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium

I’m not sure who this is, but I do know that he was surrounded by hundreds of Belgian flags.

Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium

Once inside, we were overwhelmed by a large amount of detailed miniatures, authentic costumes, and replicas of all sorts. Among all this, we found well-displayed information.

Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium

I’ll end this post with this picture, showing the war was more like a big family feud…

Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium

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