Friday, 19 August 2022

Brussels Military History Museum - part 1


A highlight of our recent trip to Europe was a long-awaited visit to the Military Museum in Brussels.  From the outside it was difficult to miss - helped by the noisy presence of a Portuguese(!) food festival in the square outside.

There is a selection of 19th Century artillery outside...

...and a rather chunky mortar.
Inside the first hall covers the pre-1914 history of the Belgian armed forces, including more guns!
Some had clearly been bought from the neighbours!

I was intrigued by this wonderful painting of a fort under construction.  Turns out that unlike mine, real forts aren't carved from lumps of insulation foam....
The hall contained plenty of paintings, uniforms and more guns!
Coming next - the Great War hall!


Jim Duncan Wargamer said...

Great museum, spent at least two and a half days there and still didn't see everything.


Funny Little Wars said...

Three cheers for Belgium!

Pete. said...

Great photos Tim- like the mortar.



Brad DeSantis said...

An artilleryman's dream come true Tim! What an excellent museum! Thanks for the great photos once again!!

Tim Gow said...

Jim Duncan
I’d certainly go again.

Tim Gow said...

Funny Little Wars
At least!

Tim Gow said...

Plenty more still to come!

Tim Gow said...

Brad DeSantis
Highly recommended for a visit.