Welcome to the Wellington Museum!
Relive the events of 18 June 1815, when Napoleon’s troops came face to face with Wellington’s army. It was in this building, dating back to 1705, that the Duke of Wellington, Commander-in-Chief of the allied armies, established his headquarters, and spent the nights of 17 and 18 June 1815. It was here, too, that the Duke penned the victory dispatch to be sent to the British government.
Home to authentic artefacts, weapons and prints, the museum’s various rooms retell the events of this era and preserve the memory of the nations and soldiers who did battle.
A temporary exhibition room allows the museum to also host regular one-off events.
Book your visit online
Visits must be booked in advance, either online or by phone (02/357 28 60). In line with National Security Council requirements, the Wellington Museum team has put in place health and safety measures to ensure the comfort and well-being of our staff and visitors:
- The museum is open from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. until 31 August. Opening hours are subject to amendment as the situation changes.
- A one-way system has been introduced, and a limited number of visitors will be permitted access for each slot.
- Members of the same household are not subject to number restrictions.
- Visitors are strongly advised to wear masks. Masks are available for purchase from reception at a cost of €1.
- Hand sanitiser is provided. Hand sanitiser must be used prior to commencing your visit, when collecting the audioguide and when visiting the giftshop (when purchasing goods).
- We are not offering a cloakroom facility at this time. Please only bring small handbags. We are unable to look after bags, buggies, shopping etc. at reception.