1. The Memorial Museum : explore the history of the battle through uniforms, historical items, animated maps, a pioneering 3D film and much more…

2. The Panorama : discover this immense historic panorama painting, which is 110 metres long and 12 metres high!

3. Lion’s Mound : climb the 226 steps to enjoy an exceptional view of the Waterloo battlefield.

4. Hougoumont Farm : hear the story of “the battle within the battle” in a multimedia show that combines innovation and memories.

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The Memorial museum

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The Panorama

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The Lion’s mound

4

Hougoumont Farm

The 4 points of interest at the Waterloo Memorial 1815:

1/ THE MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Experience the Battle of Waterloo for yourself on an exciting 2000m2 trail!

The museum offers visitors a narrative, multi-sensory layout including various special effects and immersive scenery.

Explore the history of the famous battle through uniforms, historical items, animated maps, a pioneering 3D film, a paper chase game and multimedia animations.

Audio guide

EN/FR/NL/D

Pioneering

3D film

2000 m2

Immersive trail experience

2/ THE LION’S MOUND

The Lion’s Mound is a monument 40 metres high, erected in 1826 at the request of William I, King of the Netherlands, who wished to commemorate the spot where his elder son, the Prince of Orange, is presumed to have been wounded on 18 June 1815.

It has a colossal lion at the top that symbolises the victory of the monarchies.

From the top of the 226 steps, the view encompasses the entire Battlefield. An orientation plan and various signs help you to grasp the movements of the troops and to understand the square formations of the infantry, the deployments of the cavalry and the importance of the site’s topography.

Viewing point

40 metres high

Climb

226 steps

Panorama

Orientation plan

3/ THE PANORAMA

The Panorama is a vast, circular building housing a canvas painted in 1912 by Louis Dumoulin, a renowned professional painter whose ‘Panorama du Tour du Monde’ (voyage around the world) was presented at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900.

Its spectacular dimensions – 110 metres in circumference and 12 metres high – and the exceptional soundtrack plunge you right into the midst of the battle.

You will be surrounded on all sides by battle scenes, the clashing of sabres, cavalry charges and cannon blasts.

Monumental

110 m x 12 m

Historic

Painting from 1912

Soundtrack

Total immersion

4/ HOUGOUMONT FARM

Dernier témoin de la Bataille du 18 juin 1815, cette ferme historique accueille une installation multimédia inédite qui raconte l’histoire de « la bataille dans la bataille ».

La Ferme d’Hougoumont fut le cadre de combats meurtriers. Position avancée qui protégeait l’aile droite des alliés, c’est à cet endroit que le frère de Napoléon déclencha l’action. Ce qui ne devait être, au départ, qu’une manœuvre de diversion, est devenu le point le plus violent de la bataille de Waterloo. Durant toute la journée, les assauts français y furent terribles et vains.

This historic farmhouse, the last authentic witness to the battle on 18 June 1815, accommodates a pioneering multimedia installation that tells the story of the “battle within the battle”. The show combines innovation with respect for memory.

Hougoumont Farm was the scene of fierce and deadly fighting. It is located in a forward position that protected the Allies’ right flank, and was where Napoleon’s brother sparked off the battle. What was only supposed to be a diversionary manoeuvre at first became the most violent point of the battle. Throughout the day, the French assaults here were furious but in vain. The main building was burned to the ground. The house we see today is in fact the former gardener’s cottage.

Ride

Horse-drawn carriage

History

Witness to the battle

Multimedia

20-minute show

Discover even more

Buy the 1815 Pass to extend your battlefield visit to include three other sites:

THE WELLINGTON MUSEUM

Wellington Museum
Chaussée de Bruxelles, 147
B-1410 Waterloo Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 354 28 31

Adult admission: € 7.50
http://www.museewellington.be/

NAPOLEON’S LAST HEADQUARTERS

Napoleon’s Last Headquarters
Chaussée de Bruxelles, 66
1472 Vieux-Genappe
Tel.: +32 2 384 24 24

Adult admission : 5 €
http://dernier-qg-napoleon.be

MONT-SAINT-JEAN BREWERY FARM

Mont-Saint-Jean Farm
Chaussée de Charleroi, 591
1410 Waterloo
Tel.: +32 472 30 78 66

Adult admission : 7.5€                                                                                         www.fermedemontsaintjean.be

WATERLOO TOURISM

Waterloo Tourism
Chaussée de Bruxelles, 218
1410 Waterloo
Tel.: +32 2 352 09 10

www.waterloo-tourisme.be

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