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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.

Latest News

The Eagle's Claws: a Post-Excavation Discovery

The Eagle’s Claws: a Post-Excavation Discovery

Find out more about an exciting discovery the post-excavation team working on our finds collection have made ...
Were the bones of the Waterloo dead used to refine sugar?

Were the bones of the Waterloo dead used to refine sugar?

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

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Latest Videos

Waterloo Battlefield Tour with Phil Harding

Waterloo Battlefield Tour with Phil Harding

Welcome to a tour of the Waterloo battlefield with Phil Harding! ...
History Hit: Bones on the Battlefield (2022)

History Hit: Bones on the Battlefield (2022)

During our 2022 excavation, we were joined by the wonderful History Hit team. Watch their coverage of our excavation below to find out more about ...

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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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Veteran Support

Veterans visiting Waterloo Uncovered's finds archive

Programmes Recap: 2021

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Veteran Support Programmes

Veteran Support Programmes

HomeVeteran Support ProgrammesWaterloo Uncovered is a groundbreaking charity that combines world-class archaeology with a programme of care and recovery for Veterans and Serving Military Personnel ...

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Waterloo Uncovered Champions

Waterloo Uncovered Champions

In 2022, Waterloo Uncovered will support 100 Veterans and Serving Military Personnel. We are looking to find 100 people who will Champion a Veterans this ...

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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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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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    Programmes

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

    Find out more about what our programmes entail, and how they support veterans 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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