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Address: Chaussee de Bruxelles, Waterloo, Belgium
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Lasting the Years

I've been here many times, not least for the Waterloo 200 celebration. It's unchanged over the years. Maybe that's it's charm. After all it was Wellingtons HQ. But nevertheless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

the digital guide is great, make the took very interesting, even for kids. the story of the battle, the hourly-scenario and the doctor tools are very interesting

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've been here many times, not least for the Waterloo 200 celebration. It's unchanged over the years. Maybe that's it's charm. After all it was Wellingtons HQ. But nevertheless, the overwhelming sense, as with the battlefield is of 'what it might be'. Museums have moved on in recent years and this one is living in the past. Literally.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

In the town of Waterloo, this was the building in which Wellington planned the battle, returned to at night and from where he sent many of his dispatches. It's an old house with three floors and narrow staircase, so when crowded is a bit of a trial, but well worth it. I would recommend against the audio guide, which (as... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This Museum will be of interest to all levels of people ranging from young to old who just want to understand better the events that took place in 1815 at the rear is a more in depth section explaining the two commanders and displaying some of their personal belongings

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Museum is off necessity relatively small and can be crowded, but it is interesting and has a selection of good exhibits. This is a seriously historic building, in particular because it is where Wellington wrote his Waterloo despatch, and is well worth a visit. Do not miss the small garden - or the church opposite which contains numerous memorial... More 

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Midlands, Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I like a small slightly quirky museum like this but the new museum at the battlefield will be of more interest to most visitors

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Tolland, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Everything in Waterloo is worth visiting. It puts it all into perspective. Seeing all the old equipement and seeing how everything came together was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A lovely museum with some excellent exhibits. The current "Shared Destinies" exhibition is outstanding - well worth the additional cost.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Earlier reviews suggest going here first before the Lion's Mound to get an overview of the battle to better appreciate the view of the battlefield from the Lion's Mound. The new Visitor Centre at the Lion's Mound makes a visit to the Wellington HQ Museum unnecessary if only to get the background for the battle. If you are pressed for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A stop on a guided tour, would not do this on my own. The museum was Wellington's HQ, but other than that historical fact, it is not a valuable stop. The museum at Waterloo captures the event in much more detail.

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Address: Chaussee de Bruxelles, Waterloo, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Wallonia  >  Walloon Brabant Province  >  Waterloo

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