The Wellington Museum in Waterloo, a museum retracing the 1815 battle

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This museum, once an inn, served as headquarters to the Duke of Wellington the night of June 17th, 1815. Right before the famous battle of Waterloo...

Its collections retrace the European political background before and after the fight, putting forward engravings, historical weapons and documents.

A rich historical collection

Walking through the museum, you will see the rooms where wellington and his aide-de-camp settled down to prepare for the last battle. Visitors can also admire an exceptional selection of weapons, a French canon, the Duke's cape and authentic maps and letters from both French and British armies.

The Duke of Wellington wrote and signed his victory report from this inn, in Waterloo, hence the name of the battle. The fight itself took place a little further on.

Practical information

  • Audio guide included in the entry price
  • Guided tours can be arranged - book in advance
  • The museum is not easily accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

Pass 1815

Discover both the Wellington Museum and the Waterloo battlefield with the 1815 Pass.



From 01 January to 31 December 2018.



€ 7.5
€ 6.5
€ 6.5
€ 6.5


from € 60 to € 100
Price for children and students (7 to 17 y.o.). Not valid for temporary exhibitions. Groups: 25 persons max. per guide.



  • Library or document centre
  • Visitor guide for groups


  • Garden
  • Daylight
  • Shop
  • Common bathroom


    Pets not allowed


    ES - FR - EN - German - IT - NL - PT
    Audioguide/mobile app/tablet

    Additional information

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    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.