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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
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Route du Lion 1815 | Champ de Bataille de Waterloo, Braine-l'Alleud 1420, Belgium
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 needed.
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
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 panorama and the view from the monument. There is a good pub at the site for lunch also. Hope this helps.