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Wellington Museum

The museum is situated ten-minute drive from the battlefield in the house that served as the Iron Duke’s headquarters.

The museum has numerous remarkable objects, such as a captured French cannon and the false leg worn by the Earl of Uxbridge, commander of the British cavalry, after his leg was amputated after the battle.

The pivotal importance of Waterloo in global history is reflected by the fact that 124 places in the world, including the capital of New Zealand, are named after it. An illuminated map of the word shows you where they all are.

Allow about half a day for the trip to the key battlefield sites, the surrounding villages and the Wellington Museum.

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Memorial Tourism Waterloo
Belgian Tourist Office Wallonia 217 Marsh Wall London E14 9FJ Tel: 0207 531 0390 info@belgiumtheplaceto.be