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The Wellington Museum

Chaussee de Bruxelles, Waterloo, Belgium
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Waterloo
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We took the combined ticket option including the Lion's Mound and Panorama also. Overall at about 13 euros we thought it was very good value. The Wellington Museum is quite compact but is a must for a visit as it is sited in the building where Wellington stayed before the battle. The handsets provide excellent commentary allowing you to go... More 

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La Jolla, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is not a fancy new museum with all of the modern electronic bells and whistles, but it is the building where Wellington stayed during the battle, and the exhibit is quite comprehensive. If you are in Waterloo to explore the battle, this is the place to start your journey.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I visited with 2 friends neither of whom were particularly interested in the history of Waterloo but by the end of the tour of the museum wanted to know more. The museum is small but we'll set out and takes you through the battle hour by hour. Very enjoyable.

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milton keynes
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went to this on the bus from Brussels 30 min journey. The museum is in an old Inn and was used by Wellington as his HQ before the battle of Waterloo. It is accessed through a small shop, which has a signed pic of ABBA on the wall. You can see various artifacts, maps, uniforms etc. Outside in a small... More 

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Eisenach, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Buy the Combi ticket because it gets you into Napoelon's last HQ and to the battelfield. Then you get real value for money.

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Javea, Spain
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108 reviews 108 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I liked everything, a 300 year old building, well preserved and reeking with history. Make sure you go to this first before visiting the battlefield.

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Sint-Gillis-Waas, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is an "old school" museum: weapons, maps and costumes. I missed some interactivity on how Napoleon's strategy went wrong. There were only small charts. So nice to see but in need of some updating.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a great museum, if a little constrained by the building in which it is housed. It would be very informative for individuals who do not have an in depth knowledge of the Battle. Some great exhibits and uniforms.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum is in the inn where the Duke of Wellington stayed while he was planning the Battle of Waterloo (which is a short drive away). Each room is dedicated to a different country's military with plenty of displays. Buy the combination ticket which also gets you into the museum at the battlefield. It's not a huge museum, but well... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

you can imagine - when paired with a trip to the Battlefield what it must have been like in that time, at that moment. The museum also had a second display on of the day-to-day life under Occupation in WW1 and WWII that was interesting ( this separate one is on til end Nov 2014)

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