We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Memorial 1815

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Book In Advance
1,233
All photos (1,233)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
About
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
Route du Lion 1815 | Champ de Bataille de Waterloo, Braine-l'Alleud 1420, Belgium
Website
+32 2 385 19 12
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Memorial 1815
from $114.09
More Info
from $109.48
More Info
Reviews (1,458)
Filter reviews
713 results
Traveler rating
445
206
37
13
12
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
445
206
37
13
12
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lion's mound hougoumont farm waterloo battlefield audio guide the barn shuttle bus re enactment worth the climb european history battle field underground museum french revolution butte du lion excellent museum both sides history buff on site
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 713 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice stop when on the road from Paris to Netherlands, The small town is easy to get around and very easy to find the monument. Once there the museum is very nice with very good displays and plenty of artifacts. Lots of detailed information so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ruben S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had about three hours to spend and it was well worth the visit. The display was good at the museum and the 4D movie really connected th dots. Also you should visit the Panorama because you really get the scale and the mere size...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tsomitore
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Most of the important facts have been stated numerous times. Incredible place to visit, the gently rolling terrain of the battlefield is impressive from the top of the Lion’s monument. If you plan to really see and read everything on the battlefield grounds, then plan...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jrandy2000
Reviewed February 12, 2019

In November 2018 I visited (again) the Field of Waterloo. My knees would not withstand the climb up the artificial hill or mound - and in any case it wasn't there when the battle took place and, when he returned and saw it for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PaddyChancer
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Great to walk up the hill and see the view. Not much else to do, though there is a small museum/diorama. It closes before the statue, so if you are there in the evening, do the indoor stuff first if you really want to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CharmCityTrekker
Reviewed January 22, 2019

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by a British-led allied army under the command of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Went out to the Waterloo Battlefield and was amazed at the museum attached to the monument. A really amazing place with a 3D cinema to go with it. The climb to the top of the Butte de Lion is well worth the view in itself.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judi M
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Never been back since the nineties and what a change. First a nice and good exposition how we got to the battle. I loved the living paintings. Then a gallery of costumes to come to a 3d movie. Excellently done. And then climbing upto the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tvdvo
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

In the museum, you can learn many things about the Waterloo war, hour by hour. All is well organized inside. After the visit, I would recommend people to watch the movie ‘’Waterloo’’ from 1970.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cbilgihan
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Having once lived in Waterloo and visited the lion hill, Butte de Lion, many times and every time been disappointed and tired from the steps I was amazed to see the transformation of this historic place. The new museum is well organised, embraces new technology...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GregoryB732
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Le 1815 Hotel
145 reviews
.29 miles away
Le Joli-Bois Hotel
31 reviews
1.13 miles away
Martin's Grand Hotel
496 reviews
2.08 miles away
Ibis Brussels Waterloo
468 reviews
2.19 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 57 nearby restaurants
La Saline
72 reviews
.97 miles away
La Pause
26 reviews
.96 miles away
Les Deux Sil
190 reviews
.32 miles away
Fuji
111 reviews
.23 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
Brocante du Lion
125 reviews
.10 miles away
The Bowl Factory
56 reviews
.50 miles away
VR-Hut
18 reviews
.83 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
CardiffBayTraveller
July 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from etmcd | Reviewed this property |
We had a great experience - and did not do any kind of formal tour. You can see all of the exhibits, go to the top of the mound, etc. without any kind of guide. We did the 3-D movie as well. Definitely no tour... More
1
Vote
Sampath S
March 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad, and worth it!
0
Votes
Dipsti
June 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Doug G | Reviewed this property |
I found the visitors centre and museum were excellent. I think doing them at your own pace would be the best thing. You could easily spend 2-3 hrs walking through listening to the self paced tour. After that enjoying the... More
1
Vote