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Memorial 1815

Closes in 28 min: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot to see at this site. There is a museum with a great 4D movie. The museum provides and audio guide that has over 120 stops. They will tell you need three hours but you don’t have to listen to every number...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jolig697
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great site if you are interested in the subject. We travelled as a group of 5 ex serviceman and the Marine in us didnt really enjoy it, I have a passing interest in the subject and I found the site very informative...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ayresomelad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took 2 children on a visit to the Waterloo battlefield memorial and museum. The museum is underground under the memorial hill. To reach the entrance and shop you go down a ramp or steps. Then you wind your way up to ground level through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PamdP
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Left to me, we wouldn't have gone as I am not really into battlesites but husband persuaded me and I went mainly because he wanted to (he'd been before). The underground visitor's centre, I'll admit I complained about the price to husband but he said...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is a truly excellent museum for all ages (except for the very small child). All built underground is does not intrude on the site of the Battle of Waterloo that it commemorates. The information about the build up to this iconic battle and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Troddles
Reviewed 1 November 2018

There are many sites to visit in and around Waterloo to discover more about this fascinating event. The story is very interesting but it is also deeply moving to hear the horrific stories of those involved. The view from the memorial is spectacular but do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andre H
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

A must for anyone visiting Belgium, a place where the first 'united europe' could have been established if Napoleon had won, with himself as emporer. The Lion Mound is very impressive, please take your time climbing it, it is huge. Fantastic view of the whole...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StuKath
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The 1815 monument is quite low-key considering the importance of the battle and the heavy losses that both sides suffered. However the museum located underground more than makes up for that in the way it educates and informs via an audio guide that interacts with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pete8761
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The memorial itself is a well kept and surprising underground museum. Lots of touching details about the great Napoleonic era and its misery. On the grounds you'll find the entrance fee for all that (including the Lion Hill etc) reasonable, with a somewhat reduced price...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 11 October 2018

August 29, 2018 - Taking a train from Brussels to Waerloo, we first walked 15 minutes to the Waterloo tourist office and purchased a combo ticket to Wellington Museum and Memorial 1815 Museum. After visiting the Wellington Museum, we took a local bus to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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31 July 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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Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad, and worth it!
10 June 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