The Memorial to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 is a unique site in Belgium which is at the same time a commemorative monument and a historical museum. It is also and above all a place full of history. The Memorial Museum: relive the history of the battle through uniforms, historical objects, animated maps, an original 3D film… The Panorama: discover the immense historical canvas of the Panorama, 110 metres long and 12 metres high! The Lion’s Hill: climb the 226 steps to admire an exceptional view of the Battlefield. The Hougoumont Farm: let the story of “the battle within the battle” be told to you thanks to a multimedia installation combining innovation and memory.
The last headquarters
The museum displays a multitude of objects, mainly from the French army, in an authentic period décor, including the Emperor Napoleon’s cot. The museum’s scenography allows visitors to better understand the history of this historic place. The emphasis is on the events of the night of 17 to 18 June and on numerous anecdotes from civilian and military life. A fun trail is offered to children to better understand this decisive moment in history… Special attention is also paid to people with reduced mobility with areas adapted from the reception area, for the visually impaired, hearing impaired and deaf.
The 1815 pass is a ticket that combines the three main Battle of Waterloo museums.
- The complete visit to the Waterloo 1815 Memorial
- The Wellington Museum
- Napoleon’s Last Headquarters in Genappe.
A place of character, authenticity and history, the Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean invites you to come and discover the wonders it contains. If the Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean is known today for its brewery, its museum, its shop, its events, its halls and its restaurant, its history is punctuated by important events of which it was a witness and theatre. A rich history – from medieval times to the present day, with 1815 as a decisive turning point – which has given the Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean all its character and nobility.
Napoleon's last victory
The Ligny 1815 Museum is housed in a 17th-century farmhouse that served as an inﬁrmerie on the night of the battle.
Standing in the heart of the battlefield, where 150,000 men fought a fierce battle, the museum space takes you back in time to Friday June 16, 1815, 48 hours before Waterloo.
Accommodation in Waterloo
From the classic room to the authentic room, the city of Waterloo is full of hotels! Don’t hesitate to ask for more information at the tourist office!