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The museum retraces, though a clever scenography, the night spent here by Napoleon, just before the Battle of Waterloo. The family friendly scenography recreates the atmosphere of the Emperor's headquarters through a clever setting and a selection of objects dating back to 1815.

Close your eyes for a second and travel back in time. We are the evening of June 17th, 1815. Napoleon and his imperial troops are here, a few kilometres away from Waterloo. The tension is palpable, the details of the fight with the British troops are being thought and rethought. Only a few hours and the battle will begin.

A historical location and an immersive experience

Standing there, in the Ferme du Caillou, it's easy to imagine the tense atmosphere the evening of June 17th, 1815. Napoleon's camp bed is there, as is the table on which he would have been refining his battle plans. There are weapons, engravings, paintings, even the skeleton of a French Hussar. Though the windows, you can see the orchard, used by the troops as a bivouac. It seems fitting it is now used for yearly commemorations of the battle.

Perfect for families and school groups

Fun and sensory activities allow visitors of all ages to imagine the life of the soldiers and the and strategic thinking of the Emperor. The hands-on side of the exhibition is sure to make quite an impression on children.

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Step into Napoleon's Waterloo headquarters to relive a page of history.

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Wallonia has developed , a network gathering sites offering facilities and/or services dedicated to travellers with special needs. 

This site, however, is not part of the Access-i network. It does however, provide services or equipment to visitors with specific needs:

  • Wheelchair user: museum on the ground floor, access ramps, showcases at adapted heights, reserved parking spaces
  • Difficulties walking: benches, light folding chairs available at reception
  • Blind or visually impaired: audio guide, themed visit on a safe trail, audio descriptions, tactile supports, possibility to touch some of the artworks
  • Deaf or hearing-impaired: visio guide in sign language, subtitles in French, guide dogs welcome

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