|ON WINDOW ONTO HISTORY
People come from all over the world to find out about the events of 18th June 1815.This was the battle that brought an end to the 22 years of war of the Revolution and of the Empire. From now on Europe would know a relative peace.In 1815, the former Bodenghien inn, a building dating from 1705 that now houses the Wellington Museum, was a coaching inn. This vast construction was chosen by the British Military as headquarters for all the army staff.The Duke of Wellington, commander-in-chief of the allied armies, stayed here on the nights of 17th and 18th June 1815.
Visit time: 40 to 45 minutes
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time
Guided thematic tours are also provided to groups.
Address : Chaussée de Bruxelles, 147 B 1410 Waterloo
The Wellington Museum is located in the centre of Waterloo opposite the church.
Coming from Brussels
you can get to Waterloo:
Exit n°28 “Waterloo Nord” brings you to the centre of Waterloo where you will find the Wellington museum.
Coming from the south
From Charleroi, you can get to the Wellington museum:
Exit n°27 “Waterloo Centre” brings you to the centre of Waterloo where you will find the Wellington museum.
The yellow and red buses that bring you to Waterloo are managed by the company called “TEC” (www.infotec.be).
Two bus lines pass through the Wellington Museum:
These two lines stop in front of the Museum (stop = “Waterloo Church”)
For more details, visit waterloo-tourism
Waterloo is located on railway line 124: Brussels – Nivelles – Charleroi. (Brussels – Waterloo – Braine-l’Alleud – Nivelles – Charleroi).
The nearest station to the Wellington Museum is Waterloo Station.
For any information or schedule, please consult the website of the SNCB (Belgian Railway)
The Wellington Museum is housed in a building of more than 300 years, it is classified by the Walloon Region. unfortunately we were not able to provide access for people with reduced mobility (chaisards). Please accept our apologies. However, people with other disabilities are welcome to call us or send us an email and we will be happy to explain how to visit you. Access will be offered
Animal admissions: guide dogs are allowed in the Museum.