A visit to our exhibit depicting the historic Battle of Waterloo in 1815 is a must.
Learn how the Irish commander, the Duke of Wellington, recruited over 30,000 Irish men to the British army and how these courageous men fought off the French troops that were under the command of the French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.
This huge diorama measures 26×13 feet or 8×4 meters in dimensions and contains 15,000 hand cast and painted 25mm scale metal figuries. All figures are from the Prince August range of products and are available in our shop or on-line from our website www.princeaugus.ie
It depicts the historic and monumental battle of Waterloo, displaying the thousands of men and their cavalry in fine detail during the courageous battle.
This is a once in a lifetime experience.
Exhibit Tickets: Single €3.00
Family: €10.00 (2 Adults, 2 Children).
On the 18th June 1815, over the rolling countryside between two ridges 11 miles south of Brussels, the entire course of European history changed. On the Battlefield at Waterloo, the tactical skill and staying power of the Irish born Duke of Wellington opposed Napoleon Bonaparte’s military brilliance, in an effort to decide the providence of Europe.
The huge Diorama totalling 26 x 13 feet (8 x 4 Metres) in size, houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted Prince August Model Soldiers by Andre Rudolph from Germany. It took Andre eight passionate years to cast, paint and complete his creation.
French Cannons firing on British lines of Infantry
French cannons at the Battle of Waterloo attacking the British forces.
French infantry attacking La-Haye-Sainte farmhouse.
French attempt to conquer the farmhouse in the middle of the battlefield.
British soldiers defending the farmhouse from French attack.
La Haye Saint farmhouse is defended by the British allied forces.
Read interesting information on the relationship between Ireland and the battle of Waterloo. (pdf)
Learn whether Thomas Picton was a hero or a villain.