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The Bois du Cazier, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, listed under the Unesco World Heritage.
The Bois du Cazier is located south of Charleroi and is full of life and industrial heritage. The site, where a dreadful mining disaster took place, is an interesting and complete museum with three sections:
- The site dedicated to the tragedy that took place on 8 August 1956,
- The Glass Museum with its extraordinary collection
- The Museum for Industry covering the Belgian Industrial Revolution.
Nestled in the hollow of a green space, this remarkable architectural ensemble is surrounded by 3 slagheaps which have been reworked into paths.
You might also want to visit the Memorial in honour of the 262 victims, the wooded domain with the memorial lane and the observatory, as well as the forge and foundry workshops. Discover the Glass Museum and the Industry Museum.
Prepare your visit
Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Weekends and bank holidays from 10am to 6pm.
Adults: €6pp (individuals) - €5pp (as part of a group) Under 18s and students: €4.50pp (individuals) - €3.50pp (as part of a group) Free for children under 6.
Visits and you deal
Admission + guided tour on the first weekend and third Wednesday of the month; €6pp
Visit the site without a guide in French, Dutch, English and Italian, except the Industry Museum.
Guided visits (booking required). In French, Dutch, English and Italian.
The site is accessible for disabled people, except the slagheaps.
Tourist information on the town CHARLEROI
- tel. : +32 (0) 71 88 08 56
- fax : +32 (0) 71 88 08 57
- website : http://www.leboisducazier.be
- email : firstname.lastname@example.org