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British Ambulance

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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 facts.

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.

Opening hours

Visit of the museum and the permanent exhibition "the Hospital of the English":

Closed on Monday and Tuesday

From Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to 7 pm.

Guided tours of the micro-brewery: From Wednesday to Sunday at 3pm without booking (booking required for groups)

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Access I
  • Wheelchair users : Fiche informative
  • People with difficulty walking : Fiche informative
  • Blind people : Fiche informative
  • Visually impaired : Fiche informative
  • Deaf : Fiche informative
  • Hearing impaired : Fiche informative
  • People with difficulty understanding : Fiche informative
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Additional rate

Visit of the museum: €5

Visit of the micro-brewery:€15

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  • Shop
  • Parking
  • Coach park
  • Toilets
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Discovery categories
    • Museum/Interpretation centre
    • Remembrance tourism (military heritage,...)
  • French
  • Publication FTPBW
  • The Battlefield
  • Incontournable
  • Tourisme de mémoire
  • History
  • Military history
  • Science
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  • Madame Marie-Christine Gobert

    Chaussée de Charleroi 591
    1410 Waterloo (Waterloo)
  • Monsieur Adrien Desclée

    Chaussée de Charleroi 591
    1410 Waterloo (Waterloo)