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The Wellington Museum

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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...more
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Chaussee de Bruxelles 147, Waterloo 1410, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

A good place to go before visiting the battlefield as it will give you a better understanding of what went on on that day. Some interesting things from the battle on show, plus the room that Wellington stayed in. You can catch a bus from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Quite an unassuming place from the outside but historically hugely important as a strategic place for Wellington during the battle. Very informative and well laid out and worth the visit before moving onto the monument down the road as a pre-cursor. Audio tour is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

I visited the museum with a museum professional group and thoroughly enjoyed it! I was there in 1996, 2001, and 2004, it is not far from Brussels and easily reached by motor car. The group that operates the museum and the battlefield have comp[lately resorted...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank owilliamoneill
Reviewed 11 October 2018

After visiting the Battlefield, and as our entrance ticket included the Museum, we caught the bus back into town, so we could visit it. We are so glad we did, as the exhibits & presentation was very good plus interesting. This just finished a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Pam S
Reviewed 11 October 2018

August 29, 2018 - We took a train from Brussels to Waterloo and walked from the train depot to the actual town (about a 15 minute walk). Our first stop at the town of Waterloo was the tourist office where we learned a brief history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 30 September 2018

For those interested in European history, this is an interesting place to visit as it provides some good information and insights into one of the most consequential battles in European history. Located in what was Wellington's headquarters for the battle, the museum (through the audio...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting to see where Wellington had his head quarters but much of it a repeat if you have visited the main museum and visitors centre at the battle site. A few artefacts and useful to spend some time here combined with a walk in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Speigal
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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)

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jb85250
Reviewed 2 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Graham_Crieff
Reviewed 2 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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25 January 2019|
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Response from JerryH9905 | Reviewed this property |
The Wellington Museum across from the tourist office at Waterloo would be fairly interesting to you as a historian. As a previous response, there are battle maps, arms, the room where Wellington stayed, etc. However, it... More
25 October 2018|
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Response from Etienne C | Property representative |
Hello, The Museum is open every day except December 25th and January 1st The Museum closes at 1:30 pm on December 24th and 31st.
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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