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Memorial 1815

Route du Lion 1815, Braine-l'Alleud 1420, Belgium
+32 2 385 19 12
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Buried at the foot of the Lion's Mound, the Memorial 1815 enables you to to experience one of the most turbulent times in our History... as if you were there. Dive into the heart of the battle, in a multi-sensory experience, full of special effects, the only one of its kind in Europe! 1815 m² of immersive journeying in a narrative set design which focuses on the experience of the battle! The Panorama is an impressive fresco with a circumference of 110 m and a height of 12 m, made in 1912. The painting puts you at the heart of the battle thanks to an impressive sound system. The Lion's Mound offers a unique view of the battlefield after a memorable ascent of 226 steps! As last authentic witness of the battle, the Barn of Hougoumont features a brand-new scenography made of 4 exhibition rooms as well as an impressive multimedia show.
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Route du Lion 1815, Braine-l'Alleud 1420, Belgium
+32 2 385 19 12
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hill and the panorama you will overlook, once you have reached the top of the Lion's Mound, surely worth the ticket and the climbing. A very impressive landscape from where you can overlook the huge battle fields and, why not, identify yourself acting in...More

Thank effetì e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this thinking we'd climb the stairs, look over the battlefield and be done in 30 mins. Wow, there is actually a really great museum here plus a 4D movie and a historical circular painting. If that's not enough there are maps showing...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not somewhere I would have chosen to go to, but I was taken there and really found it interesting and enjoyable. The climb up to the lion is fine for a 75 year old if you take it slowly... there are a lots...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is quite interesting, letting you learn a lot about all the circumstances leading to the battle. The battle itself is brought to life by a 4D movie, that puts you right in the middle of the action. The climb to the lion memorial...More

Thank manderleygirl
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Decided to visit the 1815 museum after the renovation of the original set up, what a surprise we got! Originally it was a collection of buildings with different exhibits, not that well set up and quiet small. But when we arrived at the new museum...More

Thank pgb2pgb
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is the best museum ever. I visited this with my 15 and 12 year old and would recommend that you buy the 1815 ticket which includes 4 places including the memorial museum and Lion statue as well as Napoleon and Wellington HQ. This is...More

Thank luludExeter
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The memorial and its adjacent panorama building were the second stop on a private tour we took with Brussels guide Michael Eyns. Built by the Dutch between 1823 and 1826, the memorial somewhat altered the topography of the battlefield. It's a 220 step climb to...More

Thank goer33
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Apparently, this museum got renovated 2 years ago for the 200th anniversary of the battle of waterloo. It's incredibly technological - you can choose a soldier who will be your guide during some sections of the exhibit, there's a 5D short movie, and essentially all...More

Thank Mel M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Well done! The 3D movie was very well made, with great credibility and seemingly correct in the smallest detail. Both me and my wife were deeply moved and since we had seen what war does to young men and civilians, we couldn't hold the tears...More

1  Thank Skogsgurra
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Holy smokes! I have never been to a historical museum that so effectively used modern technology to convey the message. The exhibit is highly interactive and kids would be entertained. We went on a Sunday when most of Brussels is shut down. Highly recommend.

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Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad, and worth it!
10 June 2016|
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Response from Doug G | Reviewed this property |
I found the visitors centre and museum were excellent. I think doing them at your own pace would be the best thing. You could easily spend 2-3 hrs walking through listening to the self paced tour. After that enjoying the... More
29 June 2015|
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in central Brussels as the bus and train leave from Brussels Midi (south) station, if you want to tour all the sites, Hougemont, Napoleon's HQ, ..., not just the museum, circular painting and lion mount, you will... More