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Wellington: The Waterloo Years – Lecture

  • Monday 9th March 2015

To coincide with The Fan Museum exhibition, Waterloo: Life & Times, Robert Evans will give a lecture on the life of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, with a focus on the period surrounding the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Evans will explore both the personal and public image of the Duke as the archetypal hero figure, and will bring to life the extravagant social scene of the period, which revolved around glittering events such as the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball.

Robert Evans is a writer, researcher and lecturer in military history, specialising in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. A former employee of both the Guards Museum and The National Army Museum, Robert has also worked at Apsley House, the London residence of the Duke of Wellington.
Waterloo Life and Times
Early booking is essential, as all of the previous ‘In Celebration!’ events have sold out well in advance. The 45 minute lecture begins at 7pm sharp, with a drinks reception to follow. Admission to the exhibition, Waterloo: Life & Times, is included in the ticket price (doors open from 6.30pm).

Tickets: £10.00 / £5.00 students
(advance booking essential)

To book please contact or call 020 8305 1441

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Family ticket (up to 2 Adults and up to 3 Children, also 1 Adult and 4 Children): £10.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Disabled visitors and carers, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens.

Please note that the discounts listed above cannot be applied when visitors are part of a large group visit or guided tour group.  Please click here for further details.

Group Bookings

The Museum is now open Tuesday – Saturday, 11h00 – 17h00, last entry at 16h30

From Wednesday 12th June onwards, until otherwise stated, the Museum will be open for general entry from 11:00am-1:00pm, closed to the public between 1:00pm and 2:00pm, and open again from 2:00pm until last entry at 4:30pm. Doors will close as usual at 5:00pm.

For any enquiries please contact us on 0208 305 1441 or by email .