Tolson Museum marks bicentenary of Battle of Waterloo

The Waterloo pub sign forms part of the exhibition

The Waterloo pub sign forms part of the Tolson Museum exhibition

Huddersfield’s Tolson Museum has marked the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo with a display from the museum’s collections.

The exhibition was the idea of Councillor Phil Scott, a former serving member of the Duke of Wellington Regiment. It was compiled by Daniel Greenhough and Thomas Leadbetter, both history graduates who are working as interns with Kirklees Museums.

The display includes a hand-painted sign from the Waterloo pub, Wakefield Road, which was opened shortly after the end of the Battle of Waterloo and named to commemorate the battle. It also features a musket and bayonet and sabre of the type used at the Battle of Waterloo and a Waterloo campaign medal. Visit the exhibition, and you’ll also see miniature metal models of infantry and cavalry, including the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon on horseback.

The museum is free and is open Tuesday to Friday 11-5pm and 12-5pm on weekends.

More info:

Tolson Museum is in Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ
– Call 01484 223240

 

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