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Grand-Hornu

Rue Sainte-Louise 82, Mons 7301, Belgium
+32 65 65 21 21
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Don't visit on Mondays

We were looking to fill some time before attending the commemoration event in Mons. The place isn't... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2014
Helen J
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Now what we came for...but we liked it a lot

We did not even mean to visit Le Grand Hornu, we were actually lost and in extremis with our two... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2014
Filitosa96
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London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Rue Sainte-Louise 82, Mons 7301, Belgium
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We were looking to fill some time before attending the commemoration event in Mons. The place isn't easy to find but this is all we can say because we visited on a Monday and seems it closes on Mondays!

3  Thank Helen J
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

We did not even mean to visit Le Grand Hornu, we were actually lost and in extremis with our two small children after a few problems with roadworks on the Mons ring road. But we were so glad we did, it was victory snatched from...More

2  Thank Filitosa96
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very interesting site detailing how people lived and worked in the Mons area. A hard life was had by many in this old coal mining town.

Thank Nussloker
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

It is kind of cumbersome to come here if you do not have a car, you have to take a bus from la Gare of Mons (number 7) but I will say it is worth it. This is a UNESCO world heritage mining complex that...More

1  Thank Beto79
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Grand hornu is an old industrial mining complex structure in the Honru, which is now a one of the major tourist attraction, attracting several tourist whole year from the entire world. Grand hornu is the unique and live example of development and functional town planning....More

1  Thank polinai z
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

“Le grand Hornu” is close to Mons. It is composed of a Museum (MACs), a village where the workers lived and the industrial complex itself, which is beautiful and shocking. The complex was dedicated to the extraction of coal, and its architecture is neo-classic, well...More

1  Thank HELENA_AIRLINES
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great site where you can have a feel of what an industrial mining site was, and listed by the UNESCO along with 3 other similar sites in the area, I confess I have some trouble with the way the developers manage the site. A posh...More

1  Thank Cimmerianbloke
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Excellent displays, great historical view of the industrial revolution in Belgium, and a very good description of the differences between the lives of the upper class and those of the working class. The staff was friendly and very helpful, especially since I don't speak the...More

Thank 1031dg
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

This classified monument by UNESCO is a great concept museum and place to visit. The exhibitions are very avant-garde but usually of great interest. The service and people is outstanding and very well organized. The restaurant l'Ubiquite is excellent (better book). The site is a...More

Thank Claude H
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

yes, we were impressed by the environment and the quality of the exhitbitions. Foresee half a day to spend there and enjoy also the lunch and coffee break at their brasserie.

Thank C-L-Vanvaeck
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