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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking difficult. we parked across the street in a public parking that uses time discs. Museum is what you would expect. A little bit on the traditional and somewhat boring side (not for young kids)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got the W bus from Brussels, very easy to do. Great advice from tourist info in Waterloo and the Iglese Waterloo is well worth visiting before crossing the street to the Wellington museum. Well laid out, easy to follow and most importantly interesting it's a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan to visit a few of the 1815 sights this is a good place to start. A good run down of the battle alongside a number of artefacts. Included in the 1815 pass.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Waterloo battlefield in mid-June. I had a private tour guide who met me in Brussels. As a history buff it was a great visit. Hougoumont is a “must see”. Lions Mound and the attached museum are stunning. To walk the fields with a...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The museum is in the course of some much needed renovation. We were persuaded to buy passes for all the Battle of Waterloo sites in the area, but the young lady was so busy trying to teach her assistants (who acted like they'd never seen...More

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Etienne C, Responsable réception at The Wellington Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hello. I remember you and apologize for not giving you the passes. As you have seen it, I was very busy with trying to teach the students trainees. I asked my colleagues (Mémorial) to write on your ticket that you were ok to visit the...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We spent a morning looking around the quite extensive museum. THere are works going on which restrict access in a couple of places but they should be complete by high season. We worth a visit if you are a Napoleonic Wars fan. Plenty of costumes...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

As this is the location where the great general stayed during Waterloo a must . If you were impressed or moved by the Gordon monument on the battlefield there are two reasons to go. The museum is filled with very interesting artefacts and in that...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This museum is worth the visit if you're into Waterloo history. It's the site of Wellington's headquarters and contains many artifacts. The audio tour, included in the price, was very informative. If you go on to see the Waterloo battlefield museum (highly recommended), this is...More

Thank Kerry L
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Small but interesting and fairly prized. Not as modern as the one at Bute de Lion but still some interesting stories and views on life at that time. We enjoyed walking around for approximately one hour with headsets that describes what you are looking at....More

Thank Finn J
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

An interesting war museum. It is related to the Waterloo battle. There is a lot of information if you are interested in such a subject. There are also some historic information of interest not straightforwardly related to Waterloo such as the history of eau de...More

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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
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