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Memorial 1815

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Buried at the foot of the Lion's Mound, the Memorial 1815 enables you to to experience one of the most turbulent times in our History... as if you were there. Dive into the heart of the battle, in a multi-sensory experience, full of special effects...more
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Route du Lion 1815 | Champ de Bataille de Waterloo, Braine-l'Alleud 1420, Belgium
+32 2 385 19 12
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Reviewed yesterday

For a start - this museum is adjacent to one of the iconic historical sites of Western Europe. It has a great range of displays of various types but especially the uniforms of all the sides in the original Battle (of Waterloo). The highlight was...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived quite late but in time to climb the memorial. I found it disconcerting that people were eating snacks at the top and larking about as I had expected a degree of solemnity. Despite that, the height gives an excellent over-view of the battlefield....More

Thank jonathanndavies
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the museum, memorial and surrounding area and it was really worth the time and money! The main museum and Hougoumont are both great. Very well done and interactive. Climbing the 226 steps to the top of the monument is a...More

Thank Vtruscott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to visit this site for quite a few years as I had seen the memorial from the highway. I did not know there was also a museum there. It is very well laid out and has a very excellent explanation of the...More

Thank CJBlaylock707
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent museum, very well laid out and with superb exhibitions. The museum is clean and tidy with a good mix of interactive/informative exhibits. Finishing off with a steep 226 step climb to the lions mound . Highly recommend.

Thank John C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Outstanding, extremely well done, well maintained and well worth the visit. One of my favorite memories ~ visit the shop!

Thank Sherrin G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Outstanding museum. Very well done mannequins with uniforms. 5D animations makes you feel you were in the battle (3D + smells/smoke + rambling floor during cavalry charge). Big 360 degree diorama very well done. Then there is a 3D goggles presentation which is also very...More

Thank jb85250
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The museum covers multiple historical aspects leading up to the battle in a manner that is both informative and keeps your attention. It is worth the wait for the next showing of the 3D film. The walk up the stairs to the top of the...More

Thank seek-scenic
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We really enjoyed this memorial. It was very interesting and had a lot of details and memorabilia. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in history.

Thank Nanny1plus8
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

What a location. A mix of memorial, museum, interactive exhibits, 3D film and of course 226 steps to the Lion. This is a must visit if you are in the area. We did it easily by public transport from Brussels at a 10 euro day...More

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31 July 2018|
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Response from etmcd | Reviewed this property |
We had a great experience - and did not do any kind of formal tour. You can see all of the exhibits, go to the top of the mound, etc. without any kind of guide. We did the 3-D movie as well. Definitely no tour... More
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29 March 2017|
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Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad, and worth it!
10 June 2016|
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Response from Doug G | Reviewed this property |
I found the visitors centre and museum were excellent. I think doing them at your own pace would be the best thing. You could easily spend 2-3 hrs walking through listening to the self paced tour. After that enjoying the... More