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Address: Chaussee de Bruxelles, Waterloo, Belgium
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Worth visiting if touring the battle sites

This is well worth visiting as Wellington stayed here on the eve of the battle and wrote his report afterwards. An audio guide provides lots of information and helps you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I visited Waterloo with a friend and we made the Musee Wellington our first stop. A good job to as the gentleman selling tickets informed us that the Napeleon's Last HQ museum is currently shut for refurb - so glad we didn't go there first! I had read a little about Waterloo before going, but my friend hadn't, and she... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Fascinating new exhibition about W & N. Have been before but greatly improved now. Loved the photos of Waterloo reenactors.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is well worth visiting as Wellington stayed here on the eve of the battle and wrote his report afterwards. An audio guide provides lots of information and helps you understand the battle. However if you are touring the battlefield as well the same information is supplied there so we found that we got several accounts of that day. It... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Wellington Museum looks like just a big house from the inside, but tells the entire story of the Battle of Waterloo with lots of original objects, illustrative maps and an elaborate audio guide. Recommended for anyone interested in history and the battle.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a very strange museum. The audio commentary was very interesting and the maps of how the battle unfolded were useful in making sense of events back in 1815. However, the Wellington Museum desperately needs a makeover as it really belongs in 1815, not 2015. Most of the rooms are filled with ageing prints and paintings and whatever Waterloo-related... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had to visit this building - interesting in a way, but very musty and needs a make-over. The commentary is very stale - too much emphasis on the battle tactics (which is covered very well in the Visitor centre) and not enough information about the artefacts.

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rixensart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

if you're here for the bicentenary, this museum is a must as, like the farm at Mont Saint Jean (on the battlefield itself), it is one of the sites where Wellington actually stayed for the battle. Quite small, but some interesting items and a small shop (that also sells WATERLOO Beer and giftpack!). If you see this, try the Napoleon... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We took the whole package and It was nice to see what they had to wear, to dress, etc. The children also enjoyed. Not too big

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This building was Wellingtons HQ and where he lived great place lots real good items on display real enjoyed our visit, they give to use communication phones to give you what's what for each room Would recommend

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Nice little museum with many interesting artifacts from the battlefield. Also some of wellington's personal possession's. If you want the full Waterloo experience you can't skip this place.

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