On June 15th 1815, the Duke of Wellington
decided to establish his field hospital at the farm of
Mont-Saint-Jean. During and after the battle of Waterloo, near 6000
soldiers were treated there.
This former, hardly ever sanitized
hospital is now a museum. Discover the work of surgeons in times of
war, the surgical instruments used, the weapons, uniforms,
ammunition ... with an impressive recontextualisation of the
Stories and illustrations of the work of
the Scottish surgeon Charles Bell, present at the site in June
1815, are also on show.
The broader history of the farm is also
presented. More than eight centuries old, it was occupied by the
Order of Malta, turned into a farm and housed a brewery. Take the
opportunity to enjoy the Waterloo beer, brewed on site.
Visit of the museum and the permanent exhibition "the Hospital of the English":
Monday: 2:30 pm to 6 pm.
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30 am to 6 pm.
Guided tours of the micro-brewery: only by appointment