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Le Bois du Cazier

Rue du Cazier 80, Charleroi 6001, Belgium
+32 71 88 08 56
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Interesting and well presented

To fill the time before heading to Charleroi airport, I visited this museum and it was really well... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Hansen, D
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Brussels
A testimony of Wallonie

A trip into the past of the industrial Wallonie. Well presented but room for improvement. The... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2017
annp2706
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Brussels, Belgium
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UNESCO World HeritageTo the South of Charleroi (Belgium), the Bois du Cazier has become a place of life and meetings set against a background of industrial heritage. Situated in the hollow of a setting of greenery, this architectural whole, crowned by two head frames, is encircled by three slagheaps which are ideal places for walks.Scene of a terrible mining disaster, the Bois du Cazier is a mmuseum route devoted to coal, steel and glass includes three sites: the 8th August area, the Industry Museum and the Glass Museum.
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Rue du Cazier 80, Charleroi 6001, Belgium
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

To fill the time before heading to Charleroi airport, I visited this museum and it was really well presented and interesting. We did not have much time, so chose not to take the audio-guide, but most of the information was in French/Dutch and English, so...More

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks for your visit and your positive message!

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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

A trip into the past of the industrial Wallonie. Well presented but room for improvement. The site could be subject to better exploitation. Please remove cars from being parked on the site, this is spoiling the site.

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Normally, cars don't park on the site, only if we've a special event : they can load and unload in a short time. We are sorry for the disadvantage. We were glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

We took the guided tour and it was a memorable experience. The guide, Axel, helped us understanding the importance of this site. You will learn about the terribly tough working conditions of the coal miners in the mid 20th century and how the tragedy that...More

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. MArketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We were glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

This museum is a fitting memorial to the 256 miners who died 60 years ago in a mining disaster. The museum preserves much of the mine overground as well as restored and repurposed some of the facilities such as shower rooms. The audio guide does...More

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Responsable Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We were glad to hear you enjoyed it. We noted your remark about the lack of English in the Glass museum and hope to rectify this situation in the near future.

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Reviewed September 5, 2016

Not many people know the name 'Bois du Cazier' but many Belgian people know the link between Marcinelle and mining disaster. In 1956, 262 people die in the mine of many nationalities but many Italians. The site is now a museum and a tribute to...More

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

We thank you for your positive summary of your visit here! We are happy that you enjoyed the visit and the walking and view of the terrils! Hope see you another time!

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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

How many Belgians know le bois du casier ? How many are aware what happened 60 year ago. This historical site brings back into memory what happened there so many years go. But it also brings back what the wallons are capable of in industrial...More

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2016

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Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Very well preserved history of the mining business and its tragedy. The way they remember all the miners that died in the catastrophy makes you very humble.

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2016

Thanks for your visit!

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Reviewed April 21, 2016

A beautifully preserved and rebuilt mine that acts as a memorial to the 262 Belgian and Italian miners who died in the 1956 disaster. On site are museums showing industrial machinery and glass manufacturing.

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Responsable Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2016

Thanks for your visit! We hope seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Totally worth a visit. But it has to be a sunny day to enjoy it. There are 3 different museums inside that you see with one ticket, and the ticket is very cheap. I really enjoyed it. I would just say that people who work...More

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Responsable Service des Publics et Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2016

Thank you ZAAAAC for your message and your visit! We try to have one person per team who speaks Englush. We hope that with our multilingual audioguides and informations you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed October 25, 2015

nice staff informative museum terrible tragedy. Bus timetables a work of fiction and we were left stranded. Staff very helpful.

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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2015

Thank four your message. We are so sorry for the disadvantages occured when you came here. Hopefully our staff help you. Bus 1 and 52 come from Charleroi Train Station to our site. Hope we see you soon

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