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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

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "Pass 1815" package gets access to the Wellington Museum, the museum, panorama and Lion's Mound at the battlefield, Napoleon's last HQ, and the farm which was Wellington's field hospital. Excellent value at 20 euros. The Wellington Museum is very interesting, allow about an hour...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is the start point for the battle of Waterloo circuit. It is a very good place to start as it does present interesting step by step stages of the battle. You will also see very interesting artefacts including the room and desk where Wellington...More

Thank MgagneOttawa_Ontario
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

As part of our tour of Waterloo, we visited the Wellington Museum. It has been well thought out and presented with a very good audio guide. Needs a bit of tlc to preserve its historical importance for the future.

1  Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 13 May 2017

not well laid out on our visit. information guide was not in sequence with rooms or pictures, would not recommend

1  Thank jamescE3374NI
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The site was clearly not looked after, the outside of the entrance was dirty with old litter lying around. The pictures used to portray Napoleon and Wellington had obviously been taken over some weekend and bore absolutely no resemblance to the commanders It needs someone...More

1  Thank Roxy12013
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank kiwiinbelgium
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...More

1  Thank Muhammad A
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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