Waterloo 200 is your guide to the Waterloo Bicentenary in 2015 and the period of revolution in Europe between the French Revolution in 1789 and the European revolutions of 1848 that spread across France, Germany, Italy and the Austrian Empire. Here you can explore the stories behind the epic battle, read about this fascinating period in history and find full listings of related events and exhibitions across the UK.
2015 marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a vital turning point in world history. Names associated with the battle, like Wellington and Napoleon, are familiar to many, but their significance is less well known. You can use this website to find out Why Waterloo Matters and to uncover the stories behind the names.
On the website you can discover everything you need to know about Waterloo and the 200th anniversary.
- Explore our selection of objects, each telling a story behind Waterloo.
- Search our comprehensive listings of Waterloo events and exhibitions relating to the battle and the period 1789 – 1848.
- Discover our resources for teachers and students studying Waterloo and its period.
- Find out about Waterloo Lives, the National Army Museum’s exhibitions and pop-up events taking place across the country.
The website is a joint project between charity Waterloo 200, the National Army Museum, and Culture 24. It is funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the assistance of our other partners.
About the Waterloo 200 Charity
Waterloo 200 is the official body recognised by the UK government to support the commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo during its bicentenary in 2015 and beyond.
It can bestow official status upon organisations that it feels would make a valuable contribution to the bicentenary commemoration and, indeed, the general good of the countries involved.
Waterloo 200 supports a diverse range of activities, from the service of commemoration at St Paul’s Cathedral in 2015 to the ongoing restoration of Hougoumont Chateau on the Waterloo battlefield in Belgium.
Click here to learn more about the charity Waterloo 200, its organisers and history.