ONE WINDOW ONTO HISTORY
People come from all over the world to
find out about the events of 18th June 1815.This was the battle
that brought an end to the 22 years of war of the Revolution and of
the Empire. From now on Europe would know a relative peace.
In 1815, the former Bodenghien inn, a
building dating from 1705 that now houses the Wellington Museum,
was a coaching inn. This vast construction was chosen by the
British Military as headquarters for all the army staff. The Duke
of Wellington, commander-in-chief of the allied armies, stayed here
on the nights of 17th and 18th June 1815.
The museum can be found in the centre of
Waterloo, opposite the church and the Waterloo Tourist Office.
Renovation of the Wellington Museum: the
museum is still open, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused by