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Memorial 1815

Route du Lion 1815, Braine-l'Alleud 1420, Belgium
+32 2 385 19 12
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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, the only one of its kind in Europe! 1815 m² of immersive journeying in a narrative set design which focuses on the experience of the battle! The Panorama is an impressive fresco with a circumference of 110 m and a height of 12 m, made in 1912. The painting puts you at the heart of the battle thanks to an impressive sound system. The Lion's Mound offers a unique view of the battlefield after a memorable ascent of 226 steps! As last authentic witness of the battle, the Barn of Hougoumont features a brand-new scenography made of 4 exhibition rooms as well as an impressive multimedia show.
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Route du Lion 1815, Braine-l'Alleud 1420, Belgium
+32 2 385 19 12
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently, this museum got renovated 2 years ago for the 200th anniversary of the battle of waterloo. It's incredibly technological - you can choose a soldier who will be your guide during some sections of the exhibit, there's a 5D short movie, and essentially all...More

Thank Mel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well done! The 3D movie was very well made, with great credibility and seemingly correct in the smallest detail. Both me and my wife were deeply moved and since we had seen what war does to young men and civilians, we couldn't hold the tears...More

1  Thank Skogsgurra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy smokes! I have never been to a historical museum that so effectively used modern technology to convey the message. The exhibit is highly interactive and kids would be entertained. We went on a Sunday when most of Brussels is shut down. Highly recommend.

Thank KrisAndCindy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my 2 kids here, 12 and 9. A bit of a hike via public transport, but so worth it. Stylish presentation, wonderful detail, not just on the battle but on the build up to it. Lots of interactive screens, details, exhibits, audio guide is...More

Thank Culchiem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic museum that contains many interactive panels and lots of exhibits. Lot of though and work has been put into the new museum. The whole complex is well done, the diorama, the museum and the hill itself. There's a parking lot nearby. A must see...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This day excursion started out with a lot of trepidation. Both TripAdvisor (granted comments date back to 2012) and the locals were not generally enthusiastic about spending an entire vacation day on visiting Waterloo. However, being such a history buff, I decided to take a...More

Thank s101d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The panorama has been renewed, there is a new museum and they have several independant festivities going on. Excellent for the site and it attracts several kinds of tourists. Also la Ferme de Hougomont is an intersting place to visit. Presentation of the battle with...More

Thank dianecS2382DR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some history and long staircase to see the Lion monument 17 euros was out of the window. Too much for so little.

Thank Robaggioefl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went there only because we had spare afternoon and it was raining but it was fantastic - a great presentation of the Waterloo battlefields and history with stunning 3D film and all done brilliantly and seemingly without expense - a really great way to...More

1  Thank mikearundel_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easily one of the best museums I have ever seen. It's a little challenging to get here but so worth it! Take the bus from Brussels Gare du Midi. The battlefield is huge and you can get a great view by hiking the stairs to...More

1  Thank RunnerSof
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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
28 June 2015|
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in central Brussels as the bus and train leave from Brussels Midi (south) station, if you want to tour all the sites, Hougemont, Napoleon's HQ, ..., not just the museum, circular painting and lion mount, you will... More