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Lion's Mound, Panorama & Visitor's Center

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Address: Just South of Waterloo, Waterloo 1420, Belgium
Phone Number: 3223851912
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Memorial Buried at the foot of the Lion's Mound, the Memorial 1815...

The Memorial Buried at the foot of the Lion's Mound, the Memorial 1815 enables you to to experience one of the most turbulent times in our History... as if you were there. Dive into the heart of the battle, in a multi-sensory experience, full of special effects, the only one of its kind in Europe! 1815 m² of immersive journeying in a narrative set design which focuses on the experience of the battle! The Panorama The Panorama is an impressive fresco with a circumference of 110 m and a height of 12 m, made in 1912. The painting puts you at the heart of the battle thanks to an impressive sound system. The Lion's Mound The Lion's Mound offers a unique view of the battlefield after a memorable ascent of 226 steps! The Barn of Hougoumont As last authentic witness of the battle, the Barn of Hougoumont features a brand-new scenography made of 4 exhibition rooms as well as an impressive multimedia show.

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Hard work but worth it

226 Steps to get to the top then such a wonderful view need to be fit or take your time very during our visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

226 Steps to get to the top then such a wonderful view need to be fit or take your time very during our visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting and diverse museum. Visitor centre is new and appealing to all ages. Lion's mound is hard to climb, but the view is stunning. The film in the Hougoumont farm is also worth going for. Take the shuttle bus to get there.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting the battlefield, this is a must do part of the visit. The new museum / visitors centre is superb, it explains everything about the days before the battle, the battle itself and it's aftermath in an informative and entertaining format. Wait for the 4d film - do not walk past. Get one of the joint tickets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new Museum and visitor centre at Waterloo is very well designed and tells the story of the battle of Waterloo in a simple and effective way. The 4-D presentation with 3-D re-enactment of the battle is very impressive. Use the audio guide but there is no need to listen every single clip. The written signs give you the subject... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I won`t go into too many details about the visitor centre since much of this has been pointed out by other reviewers. Suffice is to say that I am pleased to have been here so soon after this new attraction has opened and it is very much worth what i consider to be a very reasonable entry fee of 17... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove from Brussels to Waterloo to visit this excellent historical centre to be immersed in the era of Napoleon. The artefacts were outstanding and you were able to use headsets to follow this trail of history. We watched a 4D presentation about the battle of Waterloo and then climbed the stairs of the mound. Take your time climbing if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing visit. The museum is brand new, was constructed in 2015 for the celebration of the 200 years of the battle of Waterloo. The museum in underground, and give you an historical view on the French history, from the revolution, to the accession to power of Napoleon, and his campaigns. It is really interesting and interactive. You'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a superb place to visit particularly if you have an interest in British/French history during the Napoleonic period. The museum is great, and very informative, though the audio device stage numbering is a bit haphazzard. The 3D film recreation of the battle of Waterloo is very authentic, as is the Panorama view of the battle. The view from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited today and received the "Senior" rate of €14 each that gave us access to not only this site but Hougoumont Farm (see review). Excellent value for money, very well presented without impacting on the original site. The Expo was very good. If you intend to walk to the top of the mound be fit, take water and don't look... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The site and visitors centre is not in Waterloo. It is in a place called Braine L'Alleud near Waterloo. This is important if you are trying to locate it. My nephew and I struggled to find it from Waterloo. It is not well signed but look for signs with Butte du Lion on them. The Belgian tourist board needs to... More 

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