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Waterloo Uncovered
The groundbreaking charity that combines world-class archaeology with veteran care and recovery.

Our Story

Since 2015, we have been taking veterans and serving personnel to the battlefield of Waterloo to undertake a programme of archaeology and welfare support, focussing on the five pillars of Recovery, Wellbeing, Transition into Civilian Life, Education and Employment.

In 2022, we are running five veteran support programmes supporting more than 50 veterans: our Virtual Programme, Finds Programme, Creative Arts Programme, and Battlefields Uncovered course, alongside the return of our Excavation Programme on the battlefield of Waterloo. Find out more about our programmes here.

2022 Excavation

UPDATE: Excavation of the Skeleton Discovered at Mont-Saint-Jean

UPDATE: Excavation of the Skeleton Discovered at Mont-Saint-Jean

PLEASE BE AWARE: This article contains images of skeletal human remains that some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised ...
Day Ten: Saying Goodbye

Day Ten: Saying Goodbye

On Day Ten, we're backfilling, packing up, and saying our goodbyes as an incredible two weeks of excavation comes to an end! ...

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An Evening at the National Gallery

An Evening at the National Gallery

Join us at the National Gallery on November 14th for an unforgettable evening! ...
Waterloo Battlefield Virtual Tour with Phil Harding

Waterloo Battlefield Virtual Tour with Phil Harding

Join Time Team's Phil Harding for a free virtual tour of the Waterloo battlefield and live Q &A! ...

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Veteran Support

Many of the military personnel we support have experienced service-related injuries or suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Find out more about the people Waterloo Uncovered supports and how we support them here.


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Ben's Story

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Jamie's Story

Jamie Cuthbertson
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Michelle's Story

Michelle
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Maria's Story

Maria Pikulski
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Matt's Story

Matt
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Jo's Story

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Paula's Story

Paula Rogers
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Moira's Story

Moira Watson
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    Michelle Ouzman

    Veterans’ Stories: Michelle

    Learn more about Michelle, who participated in our 2021 Virtual Programme, and her story ...
    Shaun Gregory

    Veterans’ Stories: Shaun

    Learn more about Shaun, who participated in our 2021 Arts Programme, and his story ...

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    Latest Articles

    UPDATE: Excavation of the Skeleton Discovered at Mont-Saint-Jean

    UPDATE: Excavation of the Skeleton Discovered at Mont-Saint-Jean

    PLEASE BE AWARE: This article contains images of skeletal human remains that some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised ...
    The Art of Waterloo

    The Art of Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo has inspired artists, poets and writers for centuries. To coincide with our Creative Arts Programme, we’ve decided to highlight our favourite ...

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    “Waterloo Uncovered taught me so much about myself and about what career I wanted. It showed me the way ahead. It showed me a passion I enjoyed and wanted to develop. It inspired me to learn more and to take the next step, it improved my happiness, my ambition, my zest for life – it changed me for the better in so many ways.”
    - 2019 Participant
    “Waterloo Uncovered taught me so much about myself and about what career I wanted. It showed me the way ahead. It showed me a passion I enjoyed and wanted to develop. It inspired me to learn more and to take the next step, it improved my happiness, my ambition, my zest for life – it changed me for the better in so many ways.”
    - 2019 Participant
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    We rely on support from organisations and individuals to continue our work.

    With your support we can continue to provide the opportunity for veterans and serving personnel to make progress along their journey to recovery and wellbeing.


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    Programmes Recap

    We run 5 unique veteran support programmes combining archaeology with wellbeing support.

    Learn more about what each programme entailed in 2021, and see the work produced by our veteran and serving participants.


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    “The battlefield of Waterloo is historic ground in World history. It is appropriate and wonderful that the archaeology of the battlefield should be explored by men and women who have themselves served. The work of Waterloo Uncovered ensures that the quest to understand the past will be used to support their futures.”
    - Charles Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
    “Waterloo Uncovered taught me so much about myself and about what career I wanted. It showed me the way ahead. It showed me a passion I enjoyed and wanted to develop. It inspired me to learn more and to take the next step, it improved my happiness, my ambition, my zest for life – it changed me for the better in so many ways.”
    - 2019 Participant
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    Explore

    Explore our content and uncover the secrets of the Waterloo battlefield through videos, lectures, podcasts and articles.


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    Get Involved

    Find out how you can get involved in our work and help us support even more veterans.


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    Archaeology

    We've been uncovering the secrets of the Battle of Waterloo since 2015 - find out more about our archaeological discoveries.


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    Explore

    Explore our content and uncover the secrets of the Waterloo battlefield through videos, lectures, podcasts and articles.


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    Veterans

    Learn about our four Veteran Support Programmes, and hear testimonies from some of the 100+ beneficiaries we have supported since 2015.


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    Archaeology

    We've been uncovering the secrets of the Battle of Waterloo since 2015 - find out more about our archaeological discoveries.


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    Contact

    Feel free to contact us with any questions and queries.

    General enquiries
    info@waterloouncovered.com

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    fundraising@waterloouncovered.com

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