- Museum or Interpretation Centre
(Re)discover this famous page of Walloon history, straight on the battlefield which witnessed the battle on June 18th, 1815. More than a museum, this is a multi-sensorial, immersive experience. Come with friends and family and learn more about this event, a turning point in the history of Europe.
The Memorial offer a fascinating interactive trail, its special effects offering a real journey through time. The experience includes a 4D movie. Everything will be revealed: the historical context, the unrolling of the events and the consequences of the battle...
Visitors can explore the museum on their own, audio guide in hand, learning, as they go along of Europe in the 19th century, the troops, their uniforms, their weapons, what a bivouac looked like.
The narrative scenography included augmented reality animations and maps.
The 4D movie, designed by Gérard Corbiau, will place you at the very heart of the battle, the soldiers running all around you. Impressive to say the least.
The visit concludes on the victory of the British troops and the defeat of the French one. The museum also highlights the consequences of the battle and how it would help build a modern Europe.
The Memorial museum is part of the 1815 Memorial. .
Visitors with specific needs
Please click here to see the list of facilities and activities accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. Wallonia has developed the Access-i program to give travellers a clear understanding of what the infrastructures offer.
Please note, on this site:
- If you have a wheelchair: lift
- If you have difficulties walking: the whole site - except for the Lion's mound - is accessible
- If you are blind or visually impaired: special guided tours can be arranged - please contact the site in advance. Audio guides also are available.
- If you are deaf or hard of hearing: Leafets retracing the content of the audio guide are available from reception.
Before getting on the road, do contact the closest tourist office to your destination. If you are going to the Hautes Fagnes, please remember the number of visitors is limited each day. The Hautes Fagnes Tourist Office will give you the latest details. The Luxembourg and East Cantons Tourist Office will give you the ski slopes opening times. For additional skiing and winter sports information in Belgium, you can contact the East Contons Tourist Office.
Credit cards accepted
Access for PRM (autodeclared) - Shop - Non-smoking - Parking - Common bathroom
Guide available/groups - German - EN - ES - FR - IT - NL - Audioguide/mobile app/tablet