- Industrial heritage
- Museum & discovery
Bois-du-Luc, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia is listed by UNESCO.
This exceptional gem of the Walloon industrial history invites you to discover the daily life of miners and their families.
The Société des Charbonnages de Bois-du-Luc (created in 1685) decided at the beginning of the 19th century to make use of the Saint Emmanuel pit - the oldest mine in Belgium. Men would go as deep as 558 m under ground level to work.
A mining village was built nearby by the company to make the miners' lives easier. There, they could buy food (grocery store, butcher, mill/brewery), get treated (hospital, hospice), relax (party hall, park, music kiosk, leisure activities), get an education (schools, library) or go to church...
Bois-du-Luc, one of the four authentic coal mines left in Europe, is on the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH).
- Library or document centre
- Educational service
- Visitor guide for groups
- Guide available/groups
- Audioguide/mobile app/tablet
- Wheelchair/disabled access
- Car parking
- Common bathroom