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Address: Chaussee de Bruxelles 147, Waterloo 1410, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 357 28 60
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This museum is situated in the former stagecoach station where the Duke of...

This museum is situated in the former stagecoach station where the Duke of Wellington stayed on the nights of 17 and 18 June 1815. You can still visit the Duke's bedroom, the office where he wrote his victory report, and his aide-de-camp's bedroom. Various other rooms have been dedicated, each to an army, including authentic documents, etchings, weapons and souvenirs of the various nations that took part in the combat. There is also an impressive collection of rare weapons, such as "la Suffisante", a cannon manufactured in Douai, France in 1813 and abandoned on the battlefield. Each round weight 6 lbs. Your individual ticket for entry into the museum entitles you to an audio guide available in various languages. Duration of the visit: 50 minutes.

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The woman who greeted us at the museum was friendly, polite and informative. She gave us audio guides and explained the layout of the building. Usually audio guides bore me to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
Northern Ireland
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Snaith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was disappointed because I forgot to take my camera. This is Wellingtons Headquarters. It lloks really good from the outside and I really enjoyed the exhibits inside. Well worth it. I was with Leger Holidays and had a ticket which gave entry to us all and don't know how much it would be normally. There are some good books... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely little museum but with some very nice exhibits. Took about an hour to go around. The audio tour was okay although the last part did not reflect some recent moves of the exhibits, but this did not distract from the visit. Well worth a visit. It is in the centre of the small town of Waterloo with plenty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

small museum but quite interesting information, although we had already heard most of it at the Battle of Waterloo museum. car parking right turn after museum. v.good café, La Brioche, just past the Tea shop where we had omelettes and salad.

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The woman who greeted us at the museum was friendly, polite and informative. She gave us audio guides and explained the layout of the building. Usually audio guides bore me to tears but i was engaged and fascinated by this one as the the information and subject matter was was so interesting. The building itself is small but the tour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Tour of this museum was included in our Trafalgar tour, but not the new one out the back! It only took 20 minutes to view - apparently it will be renovated! Steep steps and small rooms!

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

On our tour with Ledger , we visited this museurm where Wellington was based during the battle at Waterloo. It isonly small but worth the visit

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Liege, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It is fascinating to walk through the inn that was Wellington's headquarters during the Battle of Waterloo and to consider the history that is still in the air. Otherwise, it is a somewhat half-hearted attempt at a museum.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Small, unaffected and detailed. What I love in genuine museums and with real, palpable elements of interest such as the table the victory dispatch was written on, or the stone commemorating Uxbridge's lost limb. You don't need too much time here though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating insight into the Waterloo battle and Wellingtons head quarters. Lot of work going on at the moment but still well worth a visit. Good audio programme but a bit disjointed with several rooms not being available. If you are exploring Waterloo this is a must...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The museum was in the process of being re-arranged, so the recorded room descriptions did not always make sense, but it was very informative, and made more interesting and meaningful in that the building was the actual headquarters of Wellington in 1815. Amusingly, in the garden was the grave of Lord Uxbridge's leg, which he lost in the battle of... More 

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