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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
+32 2 385 19 12
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Pete8761
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were not sure what to expect really and were totally blown away with how the museum is set up. The 'live action' photographs are a novelty we had not seen before and were a great start to the exhibit. Following on with the mannequins...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Making a trip to this location is definitely worthwhile for those interested in European history. The museum is good and if you follow all of the stops on the audio guide, it is over two hours. I found it wasn't worth doing that and you...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterloo, Trafalgar, Quebec ,Wellington, Nelson and Wolfe. For the English (of a certain age) these places and names are part of school history lessons when Britain - I have to say Britain because many of the soldiers and sailors were from the Union, took on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was new, probably dating from the 200 yr anniversary. The exhibition was well done, telling the story as it happened showing lots of uniforms and equipment, and a good 4D movie. Good museum shop as well.

Thank NLcycle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a start - this museum is adjacent to one of the iconic historical sites of Western Europe. It has a great range of displays of various types but especially the uniforms of all the sides in the original Battle (of Waterloo). The highlight was...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived quite late but in time to climb the memorial. I found it disconcerting that people were eating snacks at the top and larking about as I had expected a degree of solemnity. Despite that, the height gives an excellent over-view of the battlefield....More

Thank jonathanndavies
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My husband and I visited the museum, memorial and surrounding area and it was really worth the time and money! The main museum and Hougoumont are both great. Very well done and interactive. Climbing the 226 steps to the top of the monument is a...More

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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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30 March 2017|
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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