Grand-Hornu Mining Site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions
Grand Hornu Images
Rue Sainte-Louise 82
7301 HORNU (BOUSSU)
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In 2012 le Grand-Hornu, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, has been listed under the Unesco World Heritage.
200 years of avant-garde is what sums up le Grand-Hornu. An old mining site representing 19th century industry at only an hour from Brussels, the result of a true urban project. It is a remarkable complex, set up in a neoclassical style, and consists of the industrial mining complex, the workers' estate and the managers' living accommodations.
The Grand-Hornu is recognised as exceptional heritage of Wallonia and participates actively to international preservation programmes.
The historical visit is completed by temporary exhibitions on design, applied arts (in the renovated rooms), and contemporary art (at the museum that opened in 2002). Delve into historical memory and contemporary projects all at the same time.
- the Grand-Hornu site is closed on 25 December and 1 January
- visits last 1 hour
- audio guides available in French, Dutch, English, German and Spanish
- guided visits can be organised on reservation
- admission free for children under 6 years
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