Memorial 1815 (Waterloo Memorial)

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Memorial 1815 (Waterloo Memorial)

Memorial 1815 (or Waterloo Memorial) is located at the center of the Waterloo Battlefield just south of Brussels. The Memorial was opened on the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (2015).  The venue is perfect for those bad-weather days that occur more often than not in Belgium.  The air-conditioned state-of-the-art facility includes interactive exhibits appropriate for all ages.  As a part of admission, every visitor receives an audio guide and has access to all of the audio-visual exhibits at the venue, including the 15 minute “4D” film that goes over the events of June 18, 1815 where Napoleon had his last stand against the Allied powers let by the British General Wellington.


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    SMIKEF

    Brussels

    Educational and Fun

    Reviewed 30 July 2016

    I brought my two kids (5,8) to help acquaint them with the Battle of Waterloo. There were some really good exhibits. The content of the audio guides was very detailed but tended to be at the high school level. Nevertheless, my kids insisted on listening to all the audio points they could find. There were interactive paintings, exhibits for all ages, and a very informative "4D" film about the battle. The ticket also gave you access to the famous lion mound and the "panorama," a painting which is similar to the Gettysburg "cyclorama" in the USA. At the top of the mound, for an extra fee, there was a "5D" virtual reality goggle headset that allowed you to observe the battle from the top of the mound. It really helped to put the battlefield in context, even for my 5 year old. The restaurant mentioned above is outside the museum itself, but clearly affiliated with the venue.This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

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    Route du Lion 106
    1420 Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    +32 2 385 19 12

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