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Grand-Hornu

Rue Sainte-Louise 82, Mons 7301, Belgium
+32 65 65 21 21
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Stunning combination of modern art with heritage site

Must visit if you are visiting Mons. The modern art exhibitions are always interesting, even for a... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Maarteke
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Antwerp, Belgium
Very high but there is a lift

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

Reviewed 1 February 2017
AG1BSON
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Thirsk, 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 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 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

Thank Maarteke
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

Thank AG1BSON
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
Reviewed 29 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

Thank CecileWNC
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

1  Thank xorg
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
Reviewed 5 August 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
Reviewed 7 June 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
Reviewed 16 April 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
Reviewed 29 March 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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