Bois-du-Luc: a mining site listed by Unesco

  • 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).


From 01 January to 31 December 2018.



€ 8
€ 5


€ 6
Free fisrt month's sunday
Aufio guide: 1 €

Information sur la promenade


Duree minimum2:00



  • Audioguide
  • Library or document centre
  • Educational service
  • Visitor guide for groups


  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Parking
  • Car parking
  • Common bathroom


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Audioguide/mobile app/tablet

Additional information

Parking busYes
Secure ParkingYes
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.