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Address: Chaussee de Bruxelles, Waterloo, Belgium
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Interesting and informative day

As I have an interest in the Napoleonic wars we spent a day at Waterloo. We caught the W bus from Brussels Midi to Waterloo Eglise - it runs every half hour and costs €10 for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is an essential place to visit before going to the Battlefield. If possible get a guide for both. These CANNOT be organized on site. You have to get a guide online PRIOR to going to the Museum/Battlefield. That is the way they work (unfortunately). You can buy a combination ticket for the Wellington museum and the museum, Panorama,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As I have an interest in the Napoleonic wars we spent a day at Waterloo. We caught the W bus from Brussels Midi to Waterloo Eglise - it runs every half hour and costs €10 for a day ticket (the Tourist Bureau site still says the ticket is €8). After an initial visit to the Information Bureau next to the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visited the Wellington Museum and Waterloo Battlefield as a day trip on our stay in Brussels. We took a bus (you can get the W or the 365) from a stop just outside the Gare Du Midi near the Ibis Hotel, this goes frequently on weekdays and every half hour or so at weekends. I didn't check the time... More 

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Barkisland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Allow 90-120 mins to get an excellent background to the Battle of 1815. Make use of the audio guide and wander off down some of the informative curl de sacs. A good, atmospheric museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Average museum. The special exhibit for the 200th anniversary of Waterloo is exceptional, but the rest of the museum is pretty basic and feels very old and dated. Most of the collection on one floor was just photographs of a reenactment. There were very little genuine artifacts on display.

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Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This museum explains how the battled played out in great detail. If you do this first then you will have a better idea of the layout of the battlefield when you visit it. It is opposite the information centre which is also a good place to go. They gave us very clear instructions on the bus to take to the... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

To be honest a bit pricy for what they have on display. They really don't have any major exhibition items but the building is significant and therefore worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Many things to see and consider. Spent more time there than expected---over an hour and a half. There was an added display related to the upcoming battle anniversary that was part of our visit.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Better than what is on offer at the battlefield itself and far less crowded. The best Napoleon Museum in the area, however, is at Ligny. And another great one, hours from Waterloo, is Brienne le Chateau, in France. Start with Ligny. Then the Wellington Museum

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I visited Waterloo with a friend and we made the Musee Wellington our first stop. A good job to as the gentleman selling tickets informed us that the Napeleon's Last HQ museum is currently shut for refurb - so glad we didn't go there first! I had read a little about Waterloo before going, but my friend hadn't, and she... More 

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