The coal mine


You have to go down the mine to understand !

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

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.

For families and individuals, the ticket for the guided tour of the mine also gives access to the free visit of the permanent exhibition and to the audio-guided visit of the slag heap biotope.

Useful informations :

The mine can be visited by anyone with a minimum height of 1 meter.

For groups (15 people and over) : guided tours in English, French, Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish ; 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. The noise of the machines could frighten the most sensitive people (the guide always warns before operating them).
Furthrtmore, an adapted version of the tour for wheelchairs can be arranged subject to prior notice.
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 55 € 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.