Welcome to the Pegasus Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of the 1st (BE) Battalion Paratroopers.

Experience a jump

How does it feel for a military paratrooper to jump out of a A400M?
Dare to make the jump!
As part of your visit to the Pegasus Museum you can make the experience using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset.
The VR gives you an excellent impression of the sensation of a military paratrooper during the jump.
A truly unique experience.

​Consult the agenda for dates and times.

News updates

Every first Sunday of the month. In collaboration with the city of Diest.
Open door August 10, 2024 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Training Center for Parachutists – Schaffen – Belgium Open Door 2024

Become a member

Support the preservation the history of the Belgian Paratroopers in general, and of the 1st (BE) Para Battalion in particular, by joining the Pegasus Museum at the Citadel of Diest.

Our annual members meeting of march 11, 2023.

At the end of a way too long period without the possibility of getting together due to the Corona crisis, we are finally able to announce our next gathering!

We are pleased to invite you at our next meeting on Saturday 11th of March 2023 from 2.00 pm onwards in the Linen Hall of Diest.

Those of you who have already paid their fee for the 2023 membership will have the opportunity to collect their membership card.

The Battalion Commander of the 3rd Belgian Parachute Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel GS Kristof VAN POUCKE, will brief us on the recent evolutions of the Para-Commando Battalion and Companies following the creation of the Special Operations Regiment. He will enlighten us on items such as: structures, weapons, vehicles, training, individual equipment.

At the end of the conference, you will have plenty of time to meet old comrades and share a drink with them.

Hope to see you then!

Belgium, Battlefield of Europe: an extensive network with many partners

Belgium, Battlefield of Europe is a broad network of museums, historical sites and organizations active in the field of military heritage and memory.

Public institutions at all policy levels are also involved.

On behalf of the President and the entire board of the Pegasus Museum,
we wish you, your family and friends a fantastic, healthy and rewarding 2024.