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Address: Chaussee de Bruxelles 147, Waterloo 1410, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 357 28 60
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This museum is situated in the former stagecoach station where the Duke of...

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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Interesting history to look at

It was a great visit. The house is well maintained, where you get to see how they actually lived. with some of their belongings, in addition to the artifacts from that era... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Muhammad A
Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good Museum, setting the scene for the battle and the visit to the battlefield itself. Plenty of original artefacts from those nights giving the public the opportunity to visit the room where Wellington slept and Uxbridge had his leg amputated.

Thank Shirley C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum and takes less than an hour to look around but it is by far the best way to get an understanding of the battle and how it was fought. The museum is in an old house which has uneven floor and some original fixtures. A few different levels with uneven steps. There are excellent maps... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

It was a great visit. The house is well maintained, where you get to see how they actually lived. with some of their belongings, in addition to the artifacts from that era itself. It was good know to know the history behind that battle, some of it at least.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Located on the main road in Waterloo this great little museum is hard to find but offers key insight to Wellington's HQ. The exhibits are well explained and displayed. However, it is cramped needing to go up and down stairs that are narrow and go outside the main building to see key exhibits. If you can spare the time it... More 

Thank worldtravel008
Waterloo, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

A very good illustration of the Battle, this museum is not meant to re-write History, nor debate its causes and consequences. It richly documents the battle, shows weapons and characters, maps, letters, and many documents. For historical context, try a guided tour...

Thank pilami
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This little museum does a great job of recounting the very narrow period in which the battle took place, and the buildup in the few days immediately preceding it. With a range of interesting and impressive exhibits - armour, uniforms, weapons, letters, diaries, and so on - you're led through the events as they unfolded, essentially hour by hour. The... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Museum is slightly boring, but serves as a good introduction when you go to see the battlefield of Waterloo.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the Wellington Museum earlier today, great value for money (€5:50 - Adults / €4:50 concessions). The exhibits are complimented by a very detailed audio headset which is included in the price and is available in several languages. Genuine period articles, weaponry, clothing (Many owned by Wellington himself) are located over 3 floors. Due to this layout and the age... More 

Thank Thebates22
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If you like history (I do) then this is an interesting look at the British side of the Battle of Waterloo. If you like antique guns and weaponry, this is definitely a must see. If you're really not into either, there's not going to be much for you here. It is a small museum that delivers what it promises--a collection... More 

Thank Jonathan S
Snaith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I was disappointed because I forgot to take my camera. This is Wellingtons Headquarters. It lloks really good from the outside and I really enjoyed the exhibits inside. Well worth it. I was with Leger Holidays and had a ticket which gave entry to us all and don't know how much it would be normally. There are some good books... More 

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