The Wellington Museum in Waterloo occupies a former Brabant coaching inn. Its geographical situation and the services which it offered enabled it to accommodate a large army staff. This was why on 17 June 1815 it was chosen as the headquarters of the Duke of Wellington, commander in chief of the allied armies facing the French forces under Napoleon.
The Duke stayed at this inn on 17 and 18 June 1815. This was where, on the evening of the battle, he wrote the victory report on the campaign table.
The museum is in three parts: