Museum opening hours

The museum is open every day, except on 1 January and 25 December

From 1 April to 30 September the museum is open from 9.30 am to          6 pm*

From 1 October to 31 March the museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm*

*Last entrance, 30 minutes before the museum closes
Duration of the visit: 50 minutes

Accessibility & access

A museum for everyone!

The museum is adapted for people with reduced mobility, hearing and deaf people (signed LSFB version with subtitles on the visioguide). The museum is also accessible to the visually impaired (secure route and the tactile experience). Guide dogs are welcome in the museum!

Access to the museum

The museum is located at Chaussée de Bruxelles 66 in 1472 Vieux-Genappe. It is accessible by car from the N5 (Brussels/Charleroi axis). There is free parking for cars and coaches.

The museum is served by the TEC bus line 365A. Stop “Genappe Dernier QG”
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Dining area

A picnic area is available for visitors.

Parking space

There is FREE PARKING for cars and coaches.


Napoleon’s Last Headquarters
Chaussée de Bruxelles, 66
1472 Vieux-Genappe

Admission fees to the museum

  • Pass 1815


Napoleon’s last HQ + Memorial + Mont-Saint-Jean Farm + Wellington Museum (valid for 1 year)

  • Adult: €20
  • Child: €12  (10-17 years old) / free (-10 years old)
  • Student, senior: €19 
  • Group: €16
  • Museum admission

SINGLE ENTRY to Napoleon’s Last HQ:

  • Adult: €5 
  • Student, senior: €4 
  • Child: €3 (7-17 years old)
  • Child: free (-7 years old)
  • An audioguide is included in the price: French, Dutch, German, English, Spanish and French Sign Language of Belgium
  • Going even further…
  • Walloon Brabant wallon is the owner and manager of Napoleon’s Last General Headquarters. Walloon Brabant is a mecca for recreational and family activities. As much for its unmissable sites, as for its local folklore or its range of outdoor activities, for the pleasure of adults and children alike.
  • The Walloon Brabant Tourism House is the province’s tourist showcase. It is responsible for the promotion and enhancement of all the territory’s wealth. It encourages economic development and supports tourism stakeholders in welcoming visitors. Its information is available in different languages.


22-23 June 2019 : Bivouacs & reconstitution of the Battle of Waterloo

The Emperor and his staff will supervise their troops throughout the weekend and will sit in the field tent.

Visitors will get to know the historical re-enactment groups and will be able to hear explanations about the weapons and equipment. They will also experience meal preparation and camp life scenes: rifle fire, cannon fire, reviews, guard rotations and patrols.

Various activities are offered to children: The Little Soldier’s School, watercolour walks (entrusted to the Folon Foundation), old wooden games, mini-concerts of the Imperial Guard Band, the ambulance (demonstration of care for the wounded and presentation of medical instruments). For all, the attack on the Hougoumont Farm on Sunday at 10:30 am (free of charge).


Opening of the bivouacs: Saturday 22 June from 9.30 am to 6 pm and Sunday 23 from 12 pm to 6 pm. Shuttle bus (free) that will continuously connect: Memorial => Hougoumont Farm => Napoleon’s Last Headquarters. From 9:30 am to 6 pm (22 June) / from 12 pm to 5 pm (23 June).

French and allied bivouacs + museum of Napoleon’s Last HQ: €10 & free for children under 10 ( activities are included in the price).

Join the troops,  

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