Wellington, Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon

from 01/04/2020 to 31/12/2020
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Wellington, Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769–1852), Thomas Lawrence, 1815, Apsley House

On the 18 June 1815 at Waterloo in Belgium Wellington, commanding a coalition force of Allied armies, defeated Napoleon. The Battle of Waterloo brought to an end twenty-three years of warfare across Europe. With this remarkable victory Wellington achieved life-long fame and was showered with gifts from the grateful Crown Heads of Europe. Many of these gifts can still be seen on display at Apsley House, the London home of the Dukes of Wellington. The exhibition will primarily focus on the day of the battle but will also consider Wellington’s legacy in popular culture. From the famous Wellington boots to the Duke’s face on the £5 note we will show some of the lesser known objects associated with Wellington and his famous battle.

Entry to exhibition is part of normal admission price to Apsley House

Opening times

January-March: Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm

April -December: Wed-Sun 11am – 5pm

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Purchase tickets in the shop on arrival.

Click here to visit the Apsley House website.


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