Blegny Mine


Thursday 10th August 2017 at 1.30 pm

33 € per person

Discover an authentic coal mine, part of the UNESCO World Heritage

You have to go down the mine to understand! Blegny-Mine is one of the four authentic coal mines in Europe with underground galleries accessible for the visitors through the original shaft.

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. 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 trasport and sale of the coal.

Visit to the mining museum (Puits-Marie). One of the oldest mining buildings in Belgium (1849). 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 and complements the guided tour of the mine itself. It has bilingual text panels in French and Dutch (and explanatory texts are available in English and German).

Summary programm:

1.30 pm: Departure by coach from “Place du XX Août” (4000 Liège - at the main entrance of the University of Liège, opposite the Theatre of Liège) with your tour guide.

2.00 pm: Guided tour of the the coal mine in French or in English (as you wish) (duration : 2h).

4.00 pm: Free visit of the Mine Museum or free time to drink a local beer at the terrasse of the « Puit sans Faim » (duration : 1h15).

6.00 pm: End of the tour Place du XX Août.

The price includes:

- Guided tour of the the coal mine in French or in English (as you wish), including the film.

- Access to the Mine Museum.

- Transport by tourism coach 3*.

- Tour guide throughout the trip.

The price does not include:

- Services not included under the heading "Price includes".

Recommendations: The mine is accessible for all age groups. 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 one of 60 steps. The temperature underground is about 15°C. Jackets and helmets will be supplied. Bring suitable shoes and warm clothing.