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The Wellington Museum

Chaussee de Bruxelles, Waterloo, Belgium
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Waterloo
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Javea, Spain
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98 reviews 98 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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11 reviews 11 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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