Informations about the museum


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.


  • From 01/06 to 30/09: 9:30 – 18:00
  • From 01/10 to 31/05: 10:00 – 17:00
  • On 24 and 31 December the museum closes at 13.30
  • Closed on 01/01 and 25/12

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.
Free parking nearby.

By Car
Coming from Brussels

you can get to Waterloo:

  • Via the Nationale 5 route, main road axis that passes through Waterloo to reach the Battlefield 5km towards the South.
  • Or, via the motorway called Ring O which surrounds Brussels. Waterloo is approximately 15 km away from Brussels.

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:

  • Via the Nationale 5 route, main road axis,
  • Or, via the motorway towards Brussels.
    Waterloo is approximately 40 km away from Charleroi.

Exit n°27 “Waterloo Centre” brings you to the centre of Waterloo where you will find the Wellington museum.

By bus

The yellow and red buses that bring you to Waterloo are managed by the company called “TEC” (

Two bus lines pass through the Wellington Museum:

  • the W bus: Brussels (Midi station/avenue Fonsny) –> Braine-l’Alleud (station)
  • The 365 bus: Bruxelles (Midi station/avenue Fonsny) –> Charleroi

These two lines stop in front of the Museum (stop = “Waterloo Church”)

For more details, visit waterloo-tourism

By train

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)

PMR accessibility

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.