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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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Mons, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Very informative displays and am planing to return again. Did not see any souvenirs relating to Wellington or Blucher, just Napoleon.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

There was more in this museum than we took time to explore thoroughly - just wanted a brief refresher before going to the actual sites. HINT: the gifts from the museum are better, more interesting & cheaper than those at gift shop at the Butte du Lion so buy them here.

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