In May 2020 the WHI acquired a true treasure.
The First World War collection now also features a cavalry uniform jacket of the 16th Dragoon regiment, that belonged to the last German Emperor Wilhelm II (1859-1941).
A silk tailor’s label of court supplier Noé & Schultze, with the Emperor’s signature in blue pencil, as well as an embroidered regiment label for the 2nd Hanoverian Dragoon regiment n° 16 with the hand-sewn imperial monogram and crown, do not leave any doubt as to the uniform’s authenticity. The length of the sleeves also betrays the jacket belonged to Emperor Wilhelm II, who was born with a pa...
The Royal Military Museum Great Hall welcomed this military transport aircraft F-119 G in 1978. It was restored by non-profit association AELR volunteers.
One cannot miss it; its sheer bulk makes sure of that: a wingspan of 33 meters, a length of 26 meters and a height of 8 meters for a tare weight of 18 tonnes!
Our Armed Forces used it from 1952 to 1973 and deployed it for countless missions, both humanitarian (the Netherlands, Morocco, India, the Middle East,…) and military (mainly in the Congo). However, it was essentially used for dropping paratroopers: more than 250,000 servicemen performed one or m...
As of Wednesday 20 May 2020, three War Heritage Institute sites will once again be accessible to the public: the Royal Military Museum (Brussels), the National Memorial of Fort Breendonk (Willebroek) and the Trench of Death (Dixmude).
The sites are open from Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Till 30 June at least, following measures apply:
- Ticket purchases can only be settled electronically;
- Wearing a mask is mandatory, both in public spaces and in open air;
- Group events and guided tours are suspended for the time being;
- Some galleries, such as the Cinquantenaire ...
You have pictures of a Memorial Day ceremony, a soldier is part of your family, you have memories that are linked : all the jewels are to be shared.
Leave virtual flowers and share memories on your smartphone or via your computer. Let's take an online break together on Memorial Day 2020.
Discover this year edition of the Museum Week : 7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags !
“Togetherness” is the encompassing theme for MuseumWeek 2020 : "The health crisis linked to the coronavirus has reinforced our desire to promote this universal message, and to have MuseumWeek be a support for confined popula8ons and for those who fight against this disease. We also want to highlight the power of culture, art, and the ins8tu8ons that support them and their unique ability to bring us together. They allow us to create a bond, to give meaning to our lives, and to carry out our strongest aspira/ons. They allow us to dee...
Participate in #wewillmeetagain, the War Heritage Institute’s campaign for the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Selah Sue joins in too.
Commemorate your hero through #wewillmeetagain. Climax on 8 May with Selah Sue.
Post a picture and the story of someone who experienced the Second World War and who is important to you on the War Heritage Institute’s Facebook page. A member of your family who served or was deported, a resistance hero from your city or a historical figure you want to remember. A national remembrance moment will be held on 8 May at 11:01 p.m. Place a picture of your...
Not always easy to keep children busy in these times of confinement. That is why we suggest the following: have your budding artists draw their visions of the Military Museum.
Our collections are extremely varied: from the knight’s armour to the F-16, over Napoleonic musical instruments, colourful 19th century uniforms, world war equipment or the scale- model of the Belgica caught in polar ice.
If you already visited the Museum, your children can draw on their souvenirs. If not, you can discover our collections on this site or on the Internet, as numerous photographers used our magnificent setting as a back...
Watch the “Sam Sachs 105 BDAY WISH” on YouTube. The corona pandemic interferes with the birthday party of this American veteran who landed in Normandy on 6 June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. Do him a favour and send him a card for his birthday on 26 April. Address: Mom and Dad’s House, c/o Lt. Col. Sam Sachs, 4340 Conquista Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713 - USA.
The War Heritage Institute wishes him all the best! #culturesurvivechallenge
Bedfordshire resident Captain Tom Moore displayed exceptional solidarity in these trying corona times. Aged 99 and supported by his walker this war hero walked the length of his garden an amazing 100 times. With his action he convinced 620,000 people worldwide to donate some 16 million euro to the NHS. The War Heritage Institute salutes this hero. #culturesurvivechallenge
Picture © via Reuters.