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Waterloo - 200th Anniversary events at the Museum
2015 marks the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. To mark this occasion the Museum have created a small display about the Battle and are hosting 'A Near Run Thing' family theatre show.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on the 18th June 1815 in what is modern day Belgium. A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher.
According to Wellington, the battle was "the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life".
To mark the anniversary, which affected the whole of Europe for years to come, the Museum have laid on a small display and theatre show.
The Museum does not have many objects which relate to the Battle of Waterloo, but the few objects we have are now on display with a timeline of the events on the day as well as the context and aftermath of one of history's best known battles.
This small but fascinating display features a medal from the Battle of Waterloo, awarded to Peter Roach of the 23rd Regiment Light Dragoons.
'A Near Run Thing' by Spaniel in the Works Theatre is on Sunday 21st June 2015 at 3pm. Call the Museum on 01453 763394 to find out more or see our calendar for more details.
The Watery World of the Ichthyosaur
The Museum in the Park in Stroud has put on display an amazing 180 million old Ichthyosaur!
Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast
An amazing exhibition is set to open on 27 May with some exciting family activities planned for the half term school holidays.
Celebrate Museums at Night at the Museum in the Park
Join the Museum in the Park for this special event staged to celebrate Museums at Night – the UK's ‘lates' festival for the culturally curious.
The alternative St Georges Day at The Museum in the Park, Stroud
Stroud's Museum in the Park is set to mark a wonderfully quirky alternative to St George's Day on Sunday 23 April, 3pm–5pm.
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