Discover an authentic coal mine

Following the new COVID-19 measures, visits for individuals and families, for groups of adults and seniors as well as for schools (from nursery to higher schools) are suspended. 

The outside areas of the site (playgrounds and recreation park) are still accessible.

Located between Liège and Maastricht, Blegny-Mine is one of the four authentic coal mines in Europe with underground galleries accessible for the visitors through the original shaft. Equipped with a jacket and a helmet, take the mining cage down to the galleries located - 30 and - 60 metres below the ground level to understand how coal was extracted.

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, from the arrival until transport and sale of the coal.

Blegny-Mine and the 3 others major mining sites of Wallonia (Bois du Cazier, Bois-du-Luc and Grand-Hornu) are recognized since July 2012 as the Unesco World Heritage.

The history of Blegny-Mine

Visit Blegny-Mine

With the support of Province of Liège, the Wallonian Region and the EFRO-Program