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Military Museums and Collections — Belgium
Hooge Crater Museum
The Hooge Crater Museum has become Belgium's best private WWI museum. With its life-size reconstructions of World War I battle scenes, its extensive collection of weapons, equipment and photographs, this museum is highly recommended. During a visit to the Ypres Salient, Hooge and this unique war museum is an absolute must for the tourist, collector or historian.
0032 57 46 84 46 Hooge Crater Museum Website
Canada Poland WW2 Museum
This private museum was founded in 1994 as a tribute to our Canadian and Polish liberators who fought on October 6, 1944 at the Leopold Canal in Adegem. More specifically: Operation Switchback – the Battle of the Scheldt – Breskens Pocket. Our museum consists of a very unique historical collection with more than hundreds of complete uniforms and equipment of Canadian and Polish soldiers in lifelike dioramas.
0032 50710 666 Canada Poland WW2 Museum Website
Musée Militaire d'Arlon
Through a rich collection of uniforms, weapons, equipment and various documents, the Military Museum of Arlon traces the heroic history of the Belgian Army Infantry from 1830 to the present day. The great moments of our history are evoked and represented in galleries filled with memorabilia, mannequins equipped with outfits of our soldiers as well as dioramas relating to major conflicts. The second part is dedicated to the US Army and covers three major themes, the evolution of the American uniform from 1917 to the present day through the Second Infantry Division, US Army, Europe and Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and Operation Desert Storm.
0032 63 21 96 14 or 0032 244 146 68 Musée Militaire d'Arlon Website
The Battle of the Ardennes Museum (La Roche)
The Museum with an astonishing collection on 3 levels and 1500sq.m was started soon after the war by Michel Bouillon and has now been taken over by his son Gilles who continues developping it. It’s the only museum in the Bulge that has a British section. As La Roche was liberated by British troops on 11 January 1945, numerous British veterans have returned and donated artefacts and uniforms.
0032 84 41 17 25 The Battle of the Ardennes Museum Website
December 44 Museum La Gleize
This unique museum offers a chronological and themed journey into the history of the German offensive in the surrounding of La Gleize and the failure of Kampfgruppe Peiper to succeed in its mission in December 1944. The museum visit begins with an impressive encounter of 69 tons of armour in the form of a King Tiger tank from the 1st SS Panzer. It is the only one in Europe having participated in the Battle of the Bulge displayed at the location where it actually fought.
0032 (0)80 78 51 91 December 44 Museum Website
Bastogne War Museum
In Flanders Fields Museum
The In Flanders Fields Museum is a museum in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the study of the First World War. It occupies the second floor of the Cloth Hall on the market square in the city centre. The building was largely destroyed by artillery during the war, but was afterwards reconstructed.
0032 57 23 92 20 In Flanders Fields Museum Website
Bastogne Barracks Museum
On December 16, 1944 the Germans launched their last major offensive in the West. On December 19, 1944 Brigade General Anthony McAuliffe, commander of the 101st Airborne Division arrives in Bastogne with his division and he establishes his headquarters at the Heintz Barracks. On December 22, 1944 he writes history: he anwers "Nuts" to the German troops encircling Bastogne and demanding surrender. You can discover one of the continent’s largest military vehicle collections, as well as Second World War equipment.
0478 78 24 98 Bastogne Barracks Museum Website