The bugle is permanently on display in the museum and is a must see exhibit for any visitor to the London attraction. The call of the bugle on which the charge of the Household Brigade was sounded by the 16-year-old John Edwards during the battle can be heard in the Waterloo section of the museum’s popular touchscreen guide which is available to visitors free of charge and in eight languages.
Taking pride of place in the Waterloo Collection is a superb full-scale replica of Corporal Stiles with the captured eagle of the French 105th regiment. A further addition to the Collection (on loan) is a hoof of Napoleon’s barb charger, Marengo which has been fashioned into a silvered table snuff box. Visitors can also view some of the rare and remarkable personal effects used by some of those present on the battlefields at Waterloo such as a silver watch, tunics, musket balls and even a horse’s tail!
Martin Westwood the Museum Director said: “We are delighted to be part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Waterloo and we hope our visitors will enjoy our collection of related exhibits which are of outstanding merit, interest and rarity."