The coal mine

 

You have to go down the mine to understand !

Descente dans la mine par la cage de mine
Go down with the mining cage © Blegny-Mine

Exploring the strange, fascinating world of the coal mine is an astonishing and educational experience. Wa have preserved this genuine coal mine as part of the heritage of our industrial past.

Just grab your jacket, set your helmet straight, and take the mining cage down to the galleries to discover the fabulous world of the "black rock".

Find out all about the fascinating lives of the miners and their tough working conditions. See the technical equipment underground, the coal, the noisy machinery...

The visit continues with the wash and sorting installations where the visitor will discover the whole treatment process of the coal, from the arrival of the ore until transport and sale of the coal.

The visit, which lasts for two hour, starts with a video showing the visitors the fabulous history of the "black rock".

 

Useful nformations :

For groups (15 people and over) : guided tours in English, French, Dutch, Germa, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese ; bookin required.
When you book, please tell us the exact number of visitors so that we provide the best service.

The underground tour has been adapted to make the visit easy. The only difficulty consists of two flights of stairs, one of 130 steps and on e of 60 steps. 
Furthrtmore, an adapted version of the tour for wheelchairs can be arranged subject to prior notice.
The mine is accessible for all age groups.
The temperature underground is about 15°C.
Jackets and helmets will be supplied.

N.B. : The guided is included in the price. If you want to have a guide exclusively for your group, there will be an additional charge of 50 € per guide (please specify when booking)

Our tips for seniors groups : If many members of your group prefer not to go down the mine (claustrophobia, difficulty with steps, etc..), the visit may ben replaced by the tour of the mining museum (free visit).

No animals are allowed.

Visite guidée de la mine à - 30 mètres sous terre
Guided tour of the mine 30 metres below ground © Blegny-Mine