New Features for 2015
We are commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo fought on Sunday 18th June 1815 at which The Household Brigade saw distinguished action with the Union Brigade (including the Royals). Together over 2,000 cavalrymen prevented a French infantry corps of some 15,000 with flanking heavy cavalry support from punching a hole through the centre of Wellington's allied line at a critical stage in the battle.
The Museum houses Waterloo related exhibits of outstanding merit, interest and rarity and the remarkable personal effects used on the day by some of those present on the battlefield. Two are shown below.
The bugle on which the Household Brigade Charge was sounded by 16 year old John Edwards - Lord Somerset's trumpet orderly of the day.
A hoof (with a lock of hair) which belonged to the Emperor Napoleon's barb charger Marengo ridden by him at Waterloo.
This has been fashioned into a silvered table snuff box.
( kindly loaned by a private owner).