Grand-Hornu, Mons

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  • majestic place with this statue of Henri de Gorge that sits at the centre of this wonderful site. Discover with respect to the past of this region with exhibits of modern art
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  • Audio-essential guide, very well done, very complete. Site perfectly preserved, agree, is not huge but good! Inquire in advance of temporary exhibitions, there is nothing permanent.
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  • Very great achievement combining past and present. Place restored with respect and a remarkable contemporary spirit.
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  • The best contemporary art museum in Belgium constructed from the ex-coal mine. The site and the museum is an interesting mix from historical point of view, geographical as well as from artistic choice. It's a must for people who are interested into Belgium, history and art.
  • Interesting site. Has been converted to an art gallery with an admission fee. But you can still walk the grounds of this old mining site (although nothing of the actual mines is still visible) for free. The 2 euro audioguide is well worth the money. Loved the storytelling!
  • This site is supposedly the site of an industrial age coal mine. That sounds cool. The only problem is that there is no coal mine, just a ruin of an old brick factory building and some long buildings around it that had art exibits in them. If you are coming here to look at art, then it will be worth your time. If you are coming here to look at an industrial age coal mine, you will be sadly disappointed. There is no mine, no equipment, no explanation of what type of work (mining/refining/smelting, etc) took place where or anything like that. There is a restaurant, cafe, and gift shop but I didn't even see coal for sale in the gift shop, just art-related stuff. The experience just really depends on what you expect when you go there but this shold not be toted as a historic coal mine when it is really an art gallery in old industrial buildings.
  • If you're into industrial archaeology, here's a site that's been proposed for the Unesco World Heritage list.
  • an old mineshaft

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