Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 at Windsor Castle

Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015

Windsor Castle
Saturday, 31 January 2015 to Wednesday, 6 January 2016

2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon.

In celebration of the allied victory, George IV created the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle, a grand space filled with portraits of those instrumental in the victory, among them the Duke of Wellington.

Throughout 2015, Waterloo at Windsor: 1815–2015 will combine a themed trail through the State Apartments with a display of prints, drawings and archival material that explores the battle and its aftermath.

The trail will highlight objects seized on the battlefield by the victors, including silver, furniture, weapons and the beautiful red cloak belonging to Napoleon, presented to George IV by Wellington's ally, Field-Marshal Gebhardt von Blücher.

In this short film Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, introduces the Waterloo Chamber, created at Windsor Castle following the great victory over Napoleon. The portraits adorning the walls of monarchs, warriors and diplomats were painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence and are a towering achievement of British art. Two hundred years later the room remains a symbol of royal magnificence and national celebration.



Opening times

March - October
Open daily, 09:45-17:15

November - February
Open daily, 09:45-16:15

Admission prices

Adult  £20.00
Concessions £18.20
Under 17/Disabled £11.70
Under 5  Free

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School Sessions

Wellington, Boots and All

Age group: 
Key stage 1
School subjects: 
History, English
Windsor Castle

Meet Private Fererick Pudge of the First regiment of Foot Guards, on 18 June 1815 at the end of the Battle of Waterloo, who is in his barrack room cleaning his kit after many hours of fighting. ... Read more about Wellington, Boots and All

2015 - Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, English, Art & Design
Windsor Castle

Our new and exciting learning sessions provide opportunities for teachers to use the anniversary and Waterloo at Windsor exhibition as a learning tool to support the new curriculum. ... Read more about 2015 - Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary