September / october : during week ends.

THE CAMP

Sept/oct. : Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

  • All day

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  • Conversations with a rifleman or a line grenadier

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  • Demonstration of the handling of firearms

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  • Discover the soldiers’ daily lives

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  • Activity at the foot of the Lion’s Mound

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THE CANNON DEMONSTRATION

Sept/oct. : Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

  • Duration: 20 mins – Times: 11:30 – 1:30 – 3:30 – 5:00

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  • Replica of a Gribeauval cannon

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  • Step-by-step demonstration of how to load it

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  • Firing blanks

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  • Artillery demonstration

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  • The cannon: crucial to the strategy of the Napoleonic wars

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Gribeauval cannons: Napoleon’s weapons of choice in battle. Including more than 100,000 soldiers at its peak, the artillery of the Grande Armée was often one of the key factors in Napoleon’s victories.

THE MILITARY SCHOOL

Sept/oct. : Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

  • Duration: 40 mins – Times: 11:50 – 1:50 – 3:50 – 5:20

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  • Dialogue between a grenadier corporal and a young conscript

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  • Funny sketch

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  • Relationship between a professional soldier and a young peasant

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  • A soldier’s basic knowledge

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  • Interaction with the audience

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NEW : The attack of the « Immortals »

Sept/oct. : Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

  • Duration: 40 mins – Times: 11:50 – 1:50 – 3:50 – 5:20

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  • Alternating with « The women of the Empire »

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  • Story of a Belgian Jager in uniform

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  • The story of the Imperial Guard

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  • - Waterloo: the only battle where these valiant soldiers retreated

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NEW : WOMEN OF THE EMPIRE

Sept/oct. : Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

  • Duration: 40 mins – Times: 11:50 – 1:50 – 3:50 – 5:20

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  • Alternating with the « Attack of the Immortals ».

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  • Vivandière, canteen girl, soldier woman: what was their role during the war?

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  • Is the battle really just a man’s story?

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  • Meet Marie Tête-de-bois

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NEW : ACTIVITIES AT THE HOUGOUMONT FARM

Wednesdays, saturdays and sundays and public holidays – Booking compulsary by mail info@waterloo1815.be or at the museum desk

  • Duration: approx. 1h - Times: 2.45 - 4.00
  • Reintroduction of animals in Hougoumont 20 years after the last agricultural exploitation.

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  • Workshop discovery of animal life in 1815

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  • Presentation and feeding of farm animals
  • Grooming of horses
  • Demonstration of the principles of communication with horses

CAVALRY DEMONSTRATIONS

On special occasion. Please ask info@waterloo1815.be

  • Duration: 20 mins – Times: 11:00 – 13:00 – 15:30 – 17:00 – 18:00

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  • Cavalryman in period uniform

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  • Technical prowess

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  • Demonstration of agility and elegance

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A PIONEERING MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE

Wednesday afternoons, saturdays and sundays and days off.

  • Duration: 20 mins - All day

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  • Multimedia show inside Hougoumont Farm

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  • Experience that combines a respect for memory with innovation

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  • Mechanical screen equipment animated with bas-reliefs and 3D animations

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  • Video projection mapping to plunge spectators into the reality of the battle

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A 3D FILM

Every day, all year round.

  • Duration: 20 mins - All day

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  • Inside the Memorial Museum

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  • Immersive panoramic screen

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  • 180° production

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  • 3D glasses

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  • Highly realistic audiovisual experience

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