About the Waterloo Association
An historical society for those interested in the Battle of Waterloo and the Peninsular Campaigns of the Duke of Wellington.
In 1972, the site of the Waterloo battlefield was under threat from a proposed motorway. The 8th Duke of Wellington, with help from a number of distinguished Belgian and British allies, successfully fought off the plan, but realised the need for an organisation to promote and protect the site for future generations, and so the Waterloo Association was formed.
The Waterloo Association now regularly contributes to the maintenance and preservation of existing monuments. The Association was responsible for the erection, and dedication in 2002, of a major memorial at Quatre Bras, commemorating the British and Hanoverian troops that fought and died there on 16th June 1815.More about the Waterloo Association Explore the History of the Era
Waterloo Association Membership Benefits
- Free entry to The Wellington Museum at Waterloo.
- An interesting programme of regional events and visits. Such as Waterloo and Portsmouth
- Two talks a year in London.
- 10% Discount in the National Army Museum Shop on production of a membership card.
- The Association Journal which is published three times each year, in Spring, Summer and Winter and is posted to each member.
Waterloo Association Events
Events Up coming Events
Le bivouac de l’Empereur (The Emperor’s bivouac) Exhibition 21/03/2019 to 01/09/2019 Napoleon’s “Garde-meuble” is on display at the Wellington Museum in Waterloo from 21 March to 1 September, campaign tents, luxurious portable furniture and clever ob [...]
BEXHILL HANOVERIAN STUDY GROUP 14th May 10.30 p.m. The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross: The Naval Connection by Paul Chamberlain Northern Hotel, Bexhill on Sea 16th July 7.15 p.m. Bull’s I Troop by Derek Glen Manor Barn, Bexhill on Sea 19th Novembe [...]
Waterloo Association News
"The Duke is Dead" The newspapers took up the mournful story of the death of the Duke of Wellington [...]View more
The Birth of Arthur Wesley APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington " port [...]View more
The Waterloo Association's key objectives are to safeguard and preserve the Waterloo battle sites an [...]View more