Ligny 1815 Museum

Bienvenue au Ligny 1815 Museum !


Le Ligny 1815 Museum a pris ses quartiers dans une ferme du 17ème siècle qui servit d’infirmerie le soir de la bataille.

Dressé au cœur du champ de bataille, là où 150 000 hommes se sont livrés un combat acharné, l’espace muséal vous projette dans une véritable expérience en remontant le temps jusqu’au vendredi 16 juin 1815, soit 48h avant Waterloo.





AGL : Ligny, the name of this small village appears on all monuments associated with the greatest napoleonian hours, from the heights of Ajaccio to the « Arc de Triomphe » in Paris. On the 16th June 1815, Ligny was the scene of the last victory of Napoleon.

The Ligny 1815 Museum is installed in an historic farm which was used as an infirmary in the evening of the battle.

In the heart of a 4.5 miles width battle field where 150000 men went into a fierce struggle, the museum gives you an outstanding experience by going back in time to this famous battle day, a little over two hundred years ago.

Weapons, mannequins, role playing, interactive maps, audio guides,…. an invitation to all people : young people, families, schools, history enthousiasts or just curious….

An area is also dedicated to ‘the other battle of 16th of the june 1815‘,  « Les Quatre Bras » , 6 miles west of Ligny, a battle between the French Forces led by Marechal Ney and the Allied Forces managed by the Duke of Wellington. An outstanding collection of items related to the British Army is waiting for you.


Un voyage dans l’Histoire pour toute la famille !