Écomusée régional du Centre

Interesting
The last mine (working since 1685) closed in 1973. Visitors can see one of the 162 workers' houses built near the St Emmanuel pit from 1838 to 1853. The former offices, with a fine glass roof over the inner courtyard, various workshops where tools were made, the electric sub-station and mine shaft have retained their atmosphere of old. If you wish, you can round off your time here with a look around the Mine Museum. Bois-du-Luc is one of the mining sites of Wallonia that were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2012.

Useful information

Address:

Rue Saint-Patrice 2B, 7110 Houdeng-Aimeries

Phone:

+32 64 28 20 00

Price:

11 € (children 6 €)

Opening hours

May-end Oct: daily except Mon 9am-5pm, weekends and Bank Hols 2pm-6pm; early Nov-May.: Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, audioguided tour 9am-3pm, closed weekends - guided tours all year by prior booking

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