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Function rooms to hire for your corporate events and incentives

Blegny-Mine, an outstanding location for your company days! 

Blegny-Mine has been recognised by UNESCO since 2012 as a World Heritage site.  It’s just the place to organise your seminars, corporate events or company days! 

The site has unique, historic character and can cater for up to 1,200 people for a day, offering extensive facilities accommodating a range of venues to match your every requirement :

1. Two technical halls suitable for your product presentations or meals for up to 700 people (+ a further 450 people by adding a marquee).

2. Two exhibition rooms linked by a lift and equipped with a functional area complete with sinks and fridges as well as a projection room. 

3. The multi-purpose room seating 330 and adaptable according to your requirements, equipped with a podium and audio installation. 

4. The restaurant for groups seating 160.

5. Meeting rooms of various capacities. 

6. An auditorium seating 250, available in the evenings

7. A vast outdoor grass area for setting up mobile structures (marquees, podiums, arbours, bouncy castles etc.)

and, in addition:

- a high performance catering service accustomed to large scale events.

- a vast free parking area (300 places).

- nearby hotel service with 58 beds (30 rooms).

- and a whole range of ideas to make your day an unforgettable event! 

 

Our restaurants

Feeling peckish? Enjoy local dishes and famous Liege conviviality at our 4 restaurants.

1. The restaurant for group is the ideal place for your group to get together and enjoy traditional cooking with rapid service and popular prices. Our restaurant for groups is also ideal for organising weddings, parties, birthdays or other kinds of receptions.  Our chef Cédric Leboeuf and his team provide their culinary expertise, to meet your requirements.  Capacity:  maximum 160.

You can book your "group" menu with our "reception and booking" service at +32 (0)4/387 43 33.
See the group menus.
For further information or a customised offer, Cédric Leboeuf and his team are available at +32(0)4/ 387 56 16 or by e-mail

restaurant pour groupes de Blegny-Minerestaurant pour groupes de Blegny-Mine
© Blegny-Mine© Renaud Vervier

2. The "Le Chalet" family restaurant : is located opposite the restaurant for groups, offering tasty, gourmet regional cuisine.  
In the summer you can enjoy the terrace on the restaurant patio. Ideal for families, friends or couples.  Seats max. 70. 

Open daily from 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Closed on Mondays out of individuals season except for private bookings.

restaurant le chalet
© Restaurant Le Chalet© Restaurant Le Chalet

3. The  "Le Puits sans faim" brasserie : is for everyone and is open all year long.  It seats 120 inside and 60 on the terrace.  You can eat here until 5 p.m. from an extensive menu including snacks, the day’s main course and suggestions. 
In summer, you can enjoy a spacious terrace with a view over a large play area. 

brasserie la bar à minebrasserie le bar à mine
© Blegny-Mine© Blegny-Mine

4. The multi purpose room : seats 330 and is ideal for organising large banquets or other large-scale events.  Hot meals can be served for groups of over 150.  The tables can be arranged in various ways. Visiting schools are able to use this room for the children to eat their packed lunches in ideal conditions with purchase obligation (drink, snack, ...).

salle polyvalente de Blegny-Minesalle polyvalente de Blegny-Mine
© Blegny-Mine© Blegny-Mine

General Conditions

1. Menus can be booked at least one week in advance for no less than 15 people.  Each booking is provided with a restaurant voucher as proof of reservation.  

2. In order to ensure an efficient service, we would ask the group leader to book the same menu for the whole group. 

3. The number of meals booked can be modified up to 48 hours beforehand.  After this limit, the number of meals billed will not be less than 90% of the booking and will rise to 100% if these meals are served on the boat. 

4. All prices are per person, including VAT and service charges. 

5. No charge will be made for the meals of the group leader and the driver.

 

Shop

Books, souvenirs, sweets and specialist local produce can be found at the Blegny-Mine souvenir shop.

 

Do call in and see us.

L'escapade mosanne "Du charbon à l'acier"-EN

L'escapade mosanne "Du charbon à l'acier"

L'escapade mosanne "Du charbon à l'acier"

L'escapade mosanne "Du charbon au cristal"-EN

L'escapade mosanne "Du charbon au cristal"

L'escapade mosanne "Du charbon au cristal"

Le minitrip "De la Meuse à la mine"-EN

Le minitrip "De la Meuse à la mine"

Le minitrip "De la Meuse à la mine"

Le minitrip "Balade au Pays de Liège"-EN

Le minitrip "Balade au Pays de Liège"

Le minitrip "Balade au Pays de Liège"

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Le minitrip "Evasion"

Le minitrip "Evasion"

The package "Blegny-Mine"

'Travelling to the land of the black stone'

This package includes :

  • a guided visit of the coal mine and a video-show "A stone that burns" (2 h );
  • a free visit of the mining-museum (1h).

The programme can be divides into two parts, with free time for lunch.

You can also use combined tickets to access the mini-golf in season (weather permitting).

The package "Dalhem-Blegny"

'Combine a visit to the mine with a road trip in our road-train' 

This package includes :

  • a guided visit of the coal mine and a video-show "A stone that burns" (2h );
  • the road-train excursion through the orchards of the "Land of Herve" countryside (50 ‘).

The programme can be divides into two parts, with free time for lunch.

You can also use combined tickets to access the mini-golf in season (weather permitting).

The Super Package

'A full day of discovery at Blegny-Mine'

Thanks to the Super Package, combine in a single day:

  • a guided visit of the coal mine and a video-show "A stone that burns" (2h );
  • a free visit of the mining-museum (1h).
  • the road-train excursion through the orchards of the "Land of Herve" countryside (50 ‘).
  • the audioguided discovery around the slag heap (1 h)

For this package, the arrival is required at 11.00, at the latest at 12.30.

Each attraction can be toured separately.

You can also use combined tickets to access the mini-golf in season (weather permitting).

The package "All-In"

'A full day of discovery at Blegny-Mine + meals and drinks'

Like the Super Package, the 'All-in' package offers you a full day of discovery at Blegny-Mine including a dish of the day and drinks.

The "All-In" package inludes :

  • a guided visit of the coal mine and a video-show "A stone that burns" (2h );
  • a free visit of the mining-museum (1h).
  • the road-train excursion through the orchards of the "Land of Herve" countryside (50 ‘).
  • the audioguided discovery around the slag heap (1 h)
  • the dish of the day
  • 4 drinks

For this package, the arrival is required at 10.00.

You can also use combined tickets to access the mini-golf in season (weather permitting).

Accomodation centre for groups, schools and associations

A modern and quality accomodation centre near Blegny-Mine.

Located in a beautiful setting behind Blegny-Mine is the Group Accomodation Centre with 28 double rooms and 2 singles, with conveniences including shower, WC, TV and phone (the 2 single rooms have wheelchair access), restaurant, gated parking, games room with table football and ping-pong tables, 2 offices for teachers or group leaders, washing machines, ...

Fares 20178/ pers.
(groups from min. 15 pers.)


Children (<12 years)

Adults - Seniors (+ 60 years)
Youths (> 12 years)
Double room22,00 €25,00 €
Double room with breakfast25,20 €30,70 €
Double room with half board32,70 €41,50 €
Double room with full board39,10 €50,50 €
Supplement single room13,00 €15,00 €

Les offres "découverte pédagogique du patrimoine provincial"-EN

Les offres "découverte pédagogique du patrimoine provincial"

Les offres "découverte pédagogique du patrimoine provincial"

Les supports pédagogiques-EN

Les supports pédagogiques

Les supports pédagogiques

Group Accomodation Centre

For groups, schools and associations

Located in a beautiful setting behind Blegny-Mine is the Group Accomodation Centre, with 28 double rooms and 2 singles, with conveniences including shower, WC, TV and phone (the 2 single rooms have wheelchair access), restaurant, gated parking, games room with table football and ping-pong tables, 2 offices for teachers or group leaders, washing machines, ...

Prices 2018
(Groups from 15 persons)
ChildrenAdults - Seniors (+60)
Youths (>12 yaers)
Double room22,00 €25,00 €
Double room with breakfast25,20 €30,70 €
Double room with half board32,70 €41,50 €
Double room with full board39,10 €50,50 €
Supplement single room13,00 €15,00 €

Les mines gourmandes pour les groupes et entreprises-EN

Les mines gourmandes pour les groupes et entreprises

Les mines gourmandes pour les groupes et entreprises

The slag heap biotope

Discover the life on and around the slag heap.

Blegny-Mine - le biotope du terril
Explore the Blegny-Mine slag heap and discover the plants that have become established there ©Blegny-Mine 

With the help of an audioguide (FR-NL-D-GB), discovers with Marcel and his butterfly the history of this biodiversity. Nature has reconquered this mountain.
Different kinds of plants (birches, wild carrots) and animals (blue winged locusts, frogs) have now made home here.
You can also use the news stairs to reach the top of the slag heap at 57 metres where you'll have a magnificient view of the area.
This visit will totally change your view of a nature and the role that our slag heaps now play in it.

 

Did you know?

We normally talk about “the” slag heap, but in fact Blegny-Mine has two, from different periods. The first dates from the period between the First and Second World Wars, while the second started to be built up in 1947. A third slag heap should have been started in the 1970s, as the second had reached its maximum height, but because the site was programmed to close, the management side-stepped having to make this investment by flattening out the second slag heap, which is why it is a strange shape and looks like a simple pile of stones. Hence the reference to “the” slag heap, in the singular.

Blegny-Mine - vue aérienne du terril

Aerial view of the slag heap© SPW DGO4 G. Focant

The Road-Train Excursion

«Exploration of the Dalhem-Blegny area»

Travel through the orchards and the pasture land with our road-train.
Discover the peace and beauty of the "Land of Herve" countryside and the old city of Dalhem and get an overview of the coal mine.

Attention : comments are in Dutch, French or German.

Guide dogs permitted. 

 

The permanent exhibition

“A spotlight on eight centuries of mining”

Travel through eight centuries of coal mining in a coal mine building dating from 1849, Marie-Pit.

 

The Belgian era of coal and its use in industry began in Liège in the 12th Century. It ended when the  last wagon-load came up out of the Zolder (Limbourg) colliery in 1992. We would like to invite you to find out all about this era in a unique mine building, the Puits-Marie.

The Puits-Marie was built in 1849, which makes it one of Belgium’s oldest mine buildings. It has now been filled in, but was once 234 metres deep and was the main shaft until 1887, after which it was used as a ventilation shaft until 1983. 

Visite du musée de la mine
Visit to the mining museum (Puits-Marie). One of the oldest mining buildings in Belgium (1849)  © Blegny-Mine
Visite du musée de la mine
Visit the mining museum © Blegny-Mine

This structure now has around twenty rooms showing an exhibition dedicated to eight centuries of coal-mining.

Here you can see the ventilators, the showers, the lamp store and the history of miners’ lamps, the compressor rooms, the electrical station, the infirmary, the administration office, etc.

This visit is free for families, with explanatory panels in two languages : French and Dutch with written support in English and German and guided for groups.

If you prefer not to go down the mine, then you can watch the video “A stone that burns" (20 minutes) before the visit. 

The museum has been set up in cooperation with the Liège University Science and Technology History Centre. Its remarkable collections come from the Maison de la Métallurgie et de l’Industrie Liégeoise (the old Musée du Fer et du Charbon), the ISSeP (previously INIEX), the Musée de la Vie Wallonne, Liège University, Blegny Colliery, the Confrérie des Maîsses Houyeûs, the Kempense Steenkolenmijnen, and private donations.

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".