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Memorial Waterloo 1815, Braine-l'Alleud

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Witness the site of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat at Memorial Waterloo 1815, which commemorates one of the world's most famous battles. In the center is the Lion Mount, where a proud lion sculpture watches over the hill's peak. Walk up to the top for a view of the entire battlefield. Enter the museum, where you'll find a panorama of the battle representing the soldiers from all sides facing off across the open space. Video presentations give you an overview of the history behind the Napoleonic Wars. Purchase your tickets on arrival and wear comfortable walking shoes for the walk up the hill. Plan to visit Memorial Waterloo 1815 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Braine-l'Alleud attractions using our Braine-l'Alleud online travel planner.
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  • I am notorious for hating museums. I have ADHD and find the overwhelming silence, huge walls of texts and lack of stimulation really tricky to cope with and usually fall asleep in the corner... 
    I am notorious for hating museums. I have ADHD and find the overwhelming silence, huge walls of texts and lack of stimulation really tricky to cope with and usually fall asleep in the corner...  more »
  • Relive the Battle of Waterloo in the museum who has a surface of 2000 m²! and who offers you a sensory experience with various special effects and immersive decors. Discover the history of the famous....  more
    Relive the Battle of Waterloo in the museum who has a surface of 2000 m²! and who offers you a sensory experience with various special effects and immersive decors. Discover the history of the famous....  more »
  • My expectations were pretty low, so I was quite surprised at how good the experience was. The memorial is comprised of a very good museum located underground, a large cylindrical building housing a... 
    My expectations were pretty low, so I was quite surprised at how good the experience was. The memorial is comprised of a very good museum located underground, a large cylindrical building housing a...  more »
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  • I very good museum!! I highly recommend going here, even if you know nothing about Warerloo (like me). I ended up learning a lot. The museum is very interactive and fun. My friends stressed that they don't like going to museums, but they all said that this was a very fun museum and they enjoyed it. There are so many different sections like the lion's mound, a movie theater, interactive quizzes, a panorama of the battlefield. There's something for everyone here! It is worth your time and money, no doubt.
  • The museum is a really nice experience! There are interactive activities and information which make it more enjoyable for visitors regardless of the age! There is a coffee place in front as well where you can enjoy your breakfast or lunch!
  • Finding this place is more difficult than You'd expect for an attraction with broad interest from all over the world. Signs and directions are pretty much absent. Once you get to the museum, it unfortunately takes quite some prior history knowledge to follow the exhibits. It's probably obviously to Belgians (and the French), but we had to Google a few times. The tour system and many of the interactive exhibits are dated and could use, not and hi update, but a rethinking with UX in mind. And oh, after paying €50-60 for the family I don't what to pay 1€ to use the binoculars at the view point of Butte de Lion. The exhibits where overall OK and the panorama good. I would recommend going, but it also a tourist trap.
  • Amazing piece of history and a great place to visit for both enthusiasts and general interest. The path through the museum, into the panoramic and the Lions Mound are very clearly marked and allow you to really understand what you are seeing. The reenactors were also very enthusiastic and did a great job with the cannon demonstration.
  • Good museum. Many different interpretations of the Battle of Waterloo and the different Coalition Wars. The painted panorama is also very impressive. However, the price is way to high for the experience. A 1€ discount for students is ridiculous.

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