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.