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Memorial 1815

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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
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Route du Lion 1815 | Champ de Bataille de Waterloo, Braine-l'Alleud 1420, Belgium
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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
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July 30, 2018|
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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
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March 29, 2017|
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Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad, and worth it!
June 10, 2016|
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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