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.
Visit of the museum: from Wednesday to Saterday: from 10am to 7pm and on Sunday: from 9am to 7pm. Dogs not allowed.Guided tours of the micro-brewery and the micro-distillery (in French or in English on demand): from Wednesday to Sunday on 3 pm.In groups: by reservation from Wednesday to Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.