Your visit

Through authentic souvenirs, weapons, engravings,… The rooms of the museum retrace the events of the period and perpetuate the memory of the nations and soldiers who took part in the confrontation.

Visitors’ books are available for children at the reception desk. Young and old alike, come and discover a key period in European history!


Ticket prices


Groups (min 20 people)

* 1 free accompanying person for 20 paying guests. 

Pass 1815 (Wellington Museum, The battle Field of Waterloo's Memorial 1815, Napoleon's Last Headquarters)


Entry is free to MuseumPassMusées holders!

Looking to purchase a MuseumPassMusées? Head to the museum giftshop!

Opening hours

From 01/04 to 30/09

9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

From 01/10 to 31/03

10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.


On 24 and 31 December, the museum closes at 1.30 p.m. Closed on 01/01 and 25/12

Visit duration

40 to 45 minutes Last entry: 30 minutes before closing

Getting here

Adress :
Chaussée de Bruxelles 147
1410 Waterloo


The Wellington Museum is located in the centre of Waterloo opposite the church. Free locals parking are available.

By car

From Brussels

Waterloo can be reached:

  • either via Nationale 5, the main road and a direct route, which cuts through Waterloo and continues on to Champ de Bataille (Battlefield) 5 km south;

  • or via the motorway, Ring O, which is the Brussels ringroad.   Waterloo is approximately 15 km from Brussels.

Exit n°28, “Waterloo Nord”, will take you to the centre of Waterloo, where Wellington Museum is located.

From the south 

From Charleroi, Wellington Museum can be reached:

  • either via Nationale 5, the main road;

  • or via the motorway towards Brussels.

Waterloo is approximately 40 km from Charleroi. Exit n°27, “Waterloo Centre”, will take you into the centre of Waterloo, where the Wellington Museum is located.

By Bus

TEC operates the yellow and red bus lines to Waterloo ( . Wellington Museum is served by two bus routes:

  • W bus route: Brussels (Midi station/avenue Fonsny) –> Braine-l’Alleud (station)

  • 365 bus route: Brussels (Midi station/avenue Fonsny) –> Charleroi

Both routes stop outside the Museum (“Waterloo Eglise” bus stop)

For more information, visit the waterloo-tourisme 

By train

Waterloo is on the 124 train line: Brussels – Nivelles – Charleroi: Brussels – Nivelles – Charleroi. (Brussels – Waterloo – Braine-l’Alleud – Nivelles – Charleroi).

Waterloo station is the closest station to the Wellington Museum.

For information and timetables, please visit the SNCB website.


If you come by bike, we have a bike hitch in front of the museum!


For more information visit Waterloo tourism website 

Extend your discovery

By purchasing Pass 1815, extend your visit around the Battle of Waterloo in three other locations :

Route du Lion, 1815
1420 Braine-L’alleud
Tél. : +32 2 385 19 12
Chaussée de Bruxelles 66
1472 Vieux-Genappe
Tél. : +32 2 384 24 24

Chaussée de Charleroi, 591
1410 Waterloo
Tél. : +32 472 30 78 66

Disabled access

As the Wellington Museum is situated within a 300-year-old listed building, unfortunately it has not been possible to make the museum accessible to wheelchair users. Please accept our apologies. The museum is, however, accessible to visitors with other types of disability: please call or email and we will be very happy to explain access arrangements. You will be admitted free of charge. Animals: guide dogs are permitted within the museum.

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