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Grand-Hornu

Rue Sainte-Louise 82, Mons 7301, Belgium
+32 65 65 21 21
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This is a former coal mine, as there were hundreds in the region at the beginning of the 20th... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Steeve P
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Must see!

Historically important site, lovingly restored and turned into an important museum. Get the guided... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Wilfried W
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Situated in the heart of the Hainaut province and recognized as a World Heritage of Humanity site by UNESCO since 2012, the Grand-Hornu is a 19th-century industrial gem. Property of the Province of Hainaut since 1989, this heritage landmark is one of the most important galleries of contemporary art in Belgium today. In addition to showcasing the architectural treasures of the place itself, the teams from CID and MAC's focus their activities on contemporary art, architecture and design.
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Rue Sainte-Louise 82, Mons 7301, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This is a former coal mine, as there were hundreds in the region at the beginning of the 20th century. It's breathtaking to visit! Most local schools visit this heritage site. Most people in this area of Belgium have visited it. Your visit would be...More

Thank Steeve P
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Historically important site, lovingly restored and turned into an important museum. Get the guided tour for maximum usefulness.

Thank Wilfried W
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The site of the former mine, an industrial heritage site, is combined with modern art and turned into a quirky exhibition space. We enjoyed the visit and the art itself. There were several different exhibitions and we enjoyed most of them. An interesting site to...More

Thank Tina Q
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This was the third time we visited La Grand Hornu. And again it had a group of beautiful exhibitions. The site is very special and always ads to the exhibitions. Don't miss this place when in Belgium.

Thank Ronald B
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Must visit if you are visiting Mons. The modern art exhibitions are always interesting, even for a non-expert as myself. The site itself makes you wonder about the life of all the coal miners and the fall and rise of technologies and industries. Staff is...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

this is fun, the views are impressive even in january. interesting history and well presented. a little pricey.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Appears to have been a military engineering school based on the bronze statue in the center of the plain. Apparently the engineering wasn't that good because the building and grounds are in full disrepair. Worse, a contemporary art expo building was literally built into and...More

Thank Giff H
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

I worked there 30 years ago and they had great plans for the site. My great grand father worked there to as a coal miner. Needless to say , the place hold a lot of emotions for our family. I visited the site again this...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2015

We visited because it is a world heritage site and it exceeded expectations. A very interesting structure with excellent art exhibition and a fascinating design exhibition

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Reviewed 24 March 2015

The reason for my trip to Mons and the Boltanski exhibition did not disappoint. The exhibition space was stunning too.

Thank HannieUk
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