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Address: Chaussee de Bruxelles 147, Waterloo 1410, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 357 28 60
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A good stop before looking at the battlefield

You can get here by taking the "W" bus from the southern railway station in Brussels. Using public transport is an interesting experience, because you get to see the ordinary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can get here by taking the "W" bus from the southern railway station in Brussels. Using public transport is an interesting experience, because you get to see the ordinary infrastructure of life in another country. The headquarters guides you through the battle as you move through the different rooms. You get a pretty good idea about how the day... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most helpful young lady in the Office opposite the Museum suggested we would enjoy the audio tour of the 14 rooms and she was right. Thank you. Depending on your time and interest, you can do it all in just under an hour, or key in extra numbers on your clear speaking audio hand control for more facts in... More 

1 Thank Tony36
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a big museum but valuable things to see. It should be complemented with the Lion's Mound and Napoleon HQ. Just let it transport to those historical events. It's a must if you want to know more about Waterloo Battle.

2 Thank Tomás T
Véronique M, Responsable relations publiques at The Wellington Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Tomas ! The best way to visit Waterloo is to buy the Pass 1815 including our museum, the Napoleon's HQ and the Battlefield. It is also cheaper than paying separately ! More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The Wellington museum is located in the former headquarters of Wellington, during the battle of Waterloo. There are many weapons on display, as well as other items used on the battlefield, such as medical kits. There are paintings, drawings, and models depicting scenes from the battle, and a puppet representing Wellington writing about the battle can be seen. In the... More 

Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Small museum with a lot of information about the preparation of the Waterloo battle. It has a good audio-explanation and some nice historic elements. Certainly recommended as a start for the exploration of the area around Waterloo. Also good information on how the battle went on during the whole day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Started our day rip here. Small but presents the events very well. Good audio guide. Not interactive but very interesting and informative. If considering visiting all the sights connected to the battle purchase the day ticket, well worth it. Only pity is that the museum shop seems to be more focuses on Napoleon than Wellington.

Thank Linda B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We have just returned from visiting Waterloo and for me, this was the logical place to begin. We arrived at 1000 am when the museum opened and went on to the Lion Mound, visitors centre etc., Hougoumont and then ended the day at Napoleon's HQ. A word about logistics. The museum is right in the centre of town and north... More 

2 Thank BelisariusUK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Not a large museum but really interesting and well worth the entrance fee. Audio units worked well and gave excellent explanation of the events leading up to and during the battle.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This in my view is the best of the museum's around Waterloo, better by far than the small museum close to the 'Mound'. It has a lot of interesting exhibits from uniforms of some of the British cavalry to cannon, muskets and swords. It offers good explanations of the critical actions of the battle, and some interesting memorabilia such as... More 

Thank Martyn R
Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

do you remember what museums used to be like before graphics and touch screens and interactive displays? Well you will travel back in time with a visit to Wellingtons headquarters for the Battle of Waterloo. Here you will find a clunky audio guide,which at times is a bit hard to follow, but with lots of great information. You will walk... More 

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