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The Wellington Museum

Address: Chaussee de Bruxelles, Waterloo, Belgium
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Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Waterloo
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums

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rixensart
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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509 reviews 509 reviews
253 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very old fashioned museum - small with limited collection but still interesting to visit to complete your perceptions of the Waterloo battle and Lord Wellington.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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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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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