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The Wellington Museum

Chaussee de Bruxelles 147, Waterloo 1410, Belgium
+32 2 357 28 60
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This museum is situated in the former stagecoach station where the Duke of Wellington stayed on the nights of 17 and 18 June 1815. You can still visit the Duke's bedroom, the office where he wrote his victory report, and his aide-de-camp's bedroom. Various other rooms have been dedicated, each to an army, including authentic documents, etchings, weapons and souvenirs of the various nations that took part in the combat. There is also an impressive collection of rare weapons, such as "la Suffisante", a cannon manufactured in Douai, France in 1813 and abandoned on the battlefield. Each round weight 6 lbs. Your individual ticket for entry into the museum entitles you to an audio guide available in various languages. Duration of the visit: 50 minutes.
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Chaussee de Bruxelles 147, Waterloo 1410, Belgium
+32 2 357 28 60
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is in a small coaching inn used by Wellington before and after the battle of Waterloo. It provides a good overall introduction to the battlefield sites and exhibits scattered around the area and is probably the best starting point for a trip around...More

Thank cliveWa
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

At eleven euro for two it is not expensive but the guided tour (handheld) was good and informative. Great to see where General Wellington’s headquarters were. We would recommend.

Thank coxyRC
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This little Museum, Wellington's HQ before the battle, is not on the grand scale of the major museum on the battlefield but it is a good place to start if you're planning to spend the day around Waterloo. It's perhaps a little down at heel...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a small, but very information museum. Self paced with a lot of original relics from the Battle of Waterloo and the period. Wellington did actual occupy the house and plan the battle, as tend to the wounded. Worth the visit, a great value.

Thank Baron M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Excellent Museum kept exactly as it was 200 years ago when Wellington used it as his Headquarters. Original floor, doors and furniture and some great exhibits from the battle. A good Audio commentary as well as you walk around. Highly recommended. (The playing of the...More

Thank Simon K
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Duke of Wellington wrote his report to the British Government from here after the Battle of Waterloo. Here you will learn so much about this important battle and people involved in it. However, this place is comparatively speaking less spectacular than other monuments in Waterloo.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Thanks to the Pass 1815 sold at Mémorial 1815, I decided to come to this place. It's worth the time. Good location, just on the opposite side of the street from tourism office and Église St-Joseph. A few rooms are closed as of now for...More

Thank Yi N
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to learn the history of the battle. On a negative side there is major building work being done which closes approx half the museum at the moment. Usually excellent below par at the moment.

Thank Bumblepoppy
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Even my friend the military historian was disappointed - the Wellington Museum is just not that interesting. They have many wonderful artifacts. They have cool maps. The Duke himself used the place as an HQ. Nice figures in uniforms. Annoying audio devices you must change...More

Thank 1montereyman
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Excellent Museum on Waterloo. Is your first stop after the Tourist office in Waterloo. Wellington stayed here the night before Waterloo. Friendly staff and Nice Gift shop

Thank gollum740
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Response from Alan D | Reviewed this property |
Would expect in September it may be a little easier to park I was there in January and the new visitor centre was under construction I would imagine parking be ok unless you have the massive mobile homes, plenty parking so... More