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The Wellington Museum

Chaussee de Bruxelles, Waterloo, Belgium
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Ranked #3 of 5 attractions in Waterloo
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Hermosa Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Mons, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located in the centre of Waterloo, the museum is in the building that was Wellington's HQ on the night before the battle and it is from here that he wrote his despatches immediately after the victory. It is not a big museum, but it contains an interesting selection of exhibits and a very informative and wide-ranging audio-commentary. An added bonus... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This museum neatly presents the lead up to and details of the great battle fought here 200 years ago. It will help you appreciate the subsequent tour of the battle field area.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit to here, so interesting. Best to visit here first before the battlefield, you get a discount if you come to the museum first to visit the battlefield. You have to get the bus to the museum. Guide in English giving a run through of the actual battle.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Do not miss out on the Wellington Museum if visiting the battle field! You can get a combined ticket at the museum and then continue to drive down or get a bus. The museum itself guides you through the days leading to, and during the battle, with an excellent audio guide which in total takes roughly an hour or so.... More

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McKinney, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Very nicely done exhibit of artifacts from the battlefield. Obviously, its mostly related to Wellington, but there is a French room and plenty of other items related to the battle and personalities. The museum is organized into small rooms - its in an old building. You go from room to room and could easily spend a couple of hours there.... More

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midlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

lots of information and displays .audio very good but kept getting mixed up had to keep going back to rooms

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Battle very well explained with series of wall-mounted diagrams and some interesting artefacts. Weapons and medical instruments of the day, "Wellington's bed" (probably not!) and Uxbridge's wooden leg (yes the genuine article!). Atmospheric little garden where Wellington plotted the night before the battle and where Uxbridge's original leg was buried after amputation. Apparently it was later dug up and returned... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The talking guide was good and the whole place gave you good information about the battle, there was more about the other armies including the French than about Wellington

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