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Grand-Hornu, Mons

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  • Well worth a visit! Beautifully restored with modern keys. We got a tour of guide Filip, perfectly bilingual. Was quite interesting. Also the restaurant is highly recommended for lunch.
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  • This was a dilapidated mine complex that has the doors closed in 1954. The whole is all renovated and in part to the remaining is under construction. Wonderful to visit and you learn something from it.
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  • Very nice remodeled my complex. Impressive exhibition spaces. Cosy restaurant, delicious, and not expensive.
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  • 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.
  • DISCUSSION and TIPS when visiting the m.a.c. 's I have made the following observations and reservations: 1. cash register at the entrance hangs a list of persons who can enjoy a reduction in the normal rate of € 6 to € 2; but outside this list can also apparently unemployed, disabled, journalists, and others enjoy this discount; In addition, believed the Cassiere a companion on her word that she was disabled, although they could prove (because there is no disable in Netherlands map) and another Member of the group could enjoy the reduction by mere saying she was unemployed (also without proof); Incidentally, every first Sunday of the month free entrance; 2. on Saturday 22/2/14 more employees walked around then visitors; When we were about 12: 30 p.m. the restaurant and cafeteria ("bistro") visited, there were in each of these two issues (at least) four staff members are present but no customer; 3. the four servants of the cafeteria were anything but work lustig; in fact, we were only served by a young man, which for our group of 7 was of course more than sufficient; We served our food and our drinks-in look!-also to take away; When 3 people in our group asked was a duo of croquettes, replied that this was impossible because I had already ordered a dish where French fries were served...; Tip: keep the ticket from the cafeteria well at, because it gives the right to a free coffee, which apparently also a capuccino or cola is meant; 4. make sure the info booklet on the exhibition and browse there what in in advance; because the explanation to the works of art itself remains scanty; 5. the museum was incorporated within the beautiful my site; but continually one gets the strong impression that quite a number of opportunities not be used: there were only a minimal number of works on display – there was no video (where additional works of Oursler were shown and discussed and where Oursler itself to the word came) – within the my site there is a large grass square that is not used (only for the statue of the founder) – in an annex, there are in fact only a exhaust pipe and to see a guardian – etc.; 6. on the my site there is also the design museum, whereas, however, as good as is not specified; It stands over the footbridge, behind the bronze door with glass in; This museum is worth a visit; 7. Hornu is besides a few kilometres away from Mons, a pretty town where the b.a.m. (Museum for contemporary art) is established. In fine weather you can enjoy something outside. But keep in mind the slowness of the staff ... P.s.: one month later, in april 2014, I visited the Mac's again. My findings set out above were only strengthened. Incidentally, why can't anybody look in the branches that the functioning of the plates of Pol Bury sabotage more than a month already removed (and it's going to give you the right part to the same twigs)?
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  • Places excellently renovated to various places for owls exhibitions, I find just that since renovation, places lack a soul of yore, so the expos lose the old charm of the place to become boilerplate
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  • Beautiful place. Exhibitions carefully chosen. Perfect home. Quality tours.
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