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Ferme de Hougoumont

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This historic farmhouse, the last authentic witness to the battle on 18 June 1815, accommodates a pioneering multimedia installation that tells the story of the “battle within the battle”. The show combines innovation with respect for memory...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Chemin du Goumont 1, Waterloo 1420, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The farm is a lasting legacy of the horrors of war. It serves as a poignant reminder of the struggle that the soldiers on both sides had to endure. The cinema light show in the original barn is very cleverly designed and has to be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BigDez33
MarineMW1815, chargée de communication digitale at Ferme de Hougoumont, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your comment, and for mentionning the book is full, we'll replace it. We're very happy you enjoyed the visit and the movie.

Reviewed August 4, 2019

Hougemont is situated approx 1.5kms from The Lions Mound. You can either walk there (good path) or once an hour there is a free horse drawn carriage to give visitors a lift. The actual building is again not really suitable for the mobility impaired as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jenni D
MarineMW1815, Chargée de communication digitale at Ferme de Hougoumont, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Thank you very much Jenni. You're totally right about your analys of the battle in the battle. We're very proud of our show as well !

Reviewed July 28, 2019

The Chateau is a very moving site, thinking of the hundreds of men that died there. It doesn't need much in the way of exhibits - the site itself is almost enough. As for the film! - well, if you like moving stages yopu'll enjoy...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Malcolm O
MarineMW1815, Chargée de communication digitale at Ferme de Hougoumont, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Thank you for your visit Malcolm !

Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Basic and interesting, however a somewhat boring movie at the Centre. I feel they could have done more with it. Also the set times for the film feels like crowd control. Interesting that a watch company sponsored an exhibition about themselves. Funny though! Nice walk....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank M_I-I_K3
Reviewed May 7, 2019

This was the site of an important "battle within the battle". We accidentally walked in the backgate. It was a pretty basic site with a destroyed chapel. There did not seem to be a lot of other things available at the site.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

As a little boy, the napoleonic wars were my obsession. At last after 50 years I finally have fulfilled my dream by coming to Waterloo. If you like history then this is a must If you love military history then you will be in your...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Hougoumont farm was last on our list of visits, taking in the Battle of Waterloo. What an amazing tribute to all the men who lost their lives there. I had been finding it all a bit complicated and the film in the barn brought it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CarolineLisburn
Reviewed February 11, 2019

I went in November 2018, shortly before 11 November. I toured the place alone, and I was the only one in the Barn to watch the film there. I am a very amateur military historian so I did know the terrible story of the battle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PaddyChancer
Reviewed November 28, 2018

If you anything about the battle of Waterloo, you'll know how important this place was to Wellington.Good film show in the barn, and the chapel and all it represents was very moving. It's easy to imagine the fighting that took place there and although the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bridgendbaggie
Reviewed October 10, 2018

When visiting the Waterloo battlefield, this is an essential part of the battle to see. It is a kilometer walk to get there, but lovely walking through the fields and trees soaking up the atmosphere. On weekends they have shuttles running. It was wonderful to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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