Napoleon: from the Ile de beauté to the lost island | An exhibition in Waterloo

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  • Museum trail at the Wellington Museum in Waterloo
  • Exhibition
From Saturday 02 December 2017 to Friday 31 August 2018.

This exhibition at the Wellington Museum invites you to discover the life of the Emperor through his uniforms. In Waterloo, from December 3, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

The result of cooperative work

This exhibition - Napoleon: from the Ile de beauté to the lost island, the life of the Emperor through his uniforms, is the result of a collaboration between the Wellington Museum, Frank Samson (who plays Napoleon for historical reconstitutions) and Franky Simon (who plays Marshal Ney). Also supported the project: the Royal Belgian Library, the Paris Napoleon Foundation, the Royal museum of art and history, the Royal Army Museum and private collectors.

Covering several themes in Napoleon's life

The Emperor's life will be presented through scenes staging his story and uniforms recreated for the occasion. You will learn of his youth, his political ideas, his campaigns, the women he admired, his family and his loved ones.

Another part will be dedicated to fashion and elegance in the Empire, featuring exceptional pieces on loan from other renown museums and private collectors - both from Belgium and France.

Don't miss this exhibition on uniforms and fashion in the Empire!

Scheldule

From Saturday 02 December 2017 to Friday 31 August 2018.

Until March 31, 2018: exhibition open every day (except December 25th and January 1st) from 10 am to 5 pm (to 1 pm December 24th and 31st).

Between April 1 and August 31st: exhibition open every day from 9.30 am to 6 pm

Organisers

The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.