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Visit : Museum/Discover, World Heritage (Unesco), Industrial Heritage, Monument

Grand-Hornu Mining Site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions

Grand-Hornu Mining Site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions
© SPW-Patrimoine - Guy Focant
  • Address:
    Grand Hornu Images
    Rue Sainte-Louise 82
    7301 HORNU (BOUSSU)Belgium

  • MAPS: Google Maps
  • Opening Dates
    • from Thursday 2 January 2014 to Wednesday 31 December 2014
      • Tuesday-Sunday : 10:00-18:00

Grand-Hornu Mining Site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions
© SPW-Patrimoine - Guy Focant
Grand-Hornu Mining Site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions
© WBT - J.P.Remy
Grand-Hornu Mining Site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions
© SPW-Patrimoine - Guy Focant

The Grand-Hornu, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 2012.

The Grand-Hornu is 200 years of avant-garde. It's a former mining site demonstrating 19th-century industry and is only an hour from Brussels. It's the result of a truly urban project.

Its remarkable architecture is Neoclassical in style and consists of the industrial mining complex, the workers' estate and the managers' living accommodations.

The Grand-Hornu is recognised as an exceptional heritage site of Wallonia and actively participates in international preservation programmes.


The historical visit is completed by temporary exhibitions on design, applied arts in the renovated rooms, and contemporary art in the museum which opened in 2002. This place blends together memory and contemporary approaches.

Visiting the Grand-Hornu


  • Closed on 25 December and 1 January
  • Visits last approximately 1 hour
  • Audio guides are available in French, Dutch, English, German and Spanish
  • Guided tours can be booked in French, Dutch, English and German
  • Free admission for children under 6 years





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Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 65 65 21 21
  • fax : +32 (0) 65 61 38 97
  • website : http://www.grand-hornu.be
  • email : info.ghi@grand-hornu.be

Tourist information on the town BOUSSU

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