• Attractions
  • Museum or Interpretation Centre
  • Architectural heritage
  • Industrial heritage

Take a former coal mine, get it listed by UNESCO as World Heritage and you get the CID of the Grand Hornu: an innovation and design centre, featuring temporary exhibitions on design, applied art and contemporary art.

Le Grand Hornu - CID - Wallonie en famille

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The site is ideally located:15 km from Mons and within easy reach of France (35 km from Valenciennes).

From the industrial revolution to innovation

The Grand-Hornu, built in a neoclassical style, included workshops, administrative offices and lodgings for administrators. Now a property of the province of Hainaut, the site makes the link between the memory of times past and 21st century by sheltering the CID (Innovation and Design Centre) and the MAC (Museum of contemporary art, opened in 2002).

The CID present 3 to 5 exhibitions a year: monographic or themed, putting forward Belgian and international artists. The site also organises tours and visits adapted to a wide range of audiences: schools, seniors, families and more.

Families

  • Leaflet with playful activities
  • Family fun
  • Walks combined with storytelling
  • Creative workshop
COVID : We do our best to keep you informed. It's best, however, to check the latest news with the attraction you are visiting, or operator you have booked an activity with. The Covid Safe Certificate is mandatory, as is wearing masks for anyone over the age of 6. Planning to go for a walk in the Haute Fagnes, enjoy the magic of Christmas, maybe find a place for a well deserved break? Read our travel advice.
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Grand Hornu is one of the many sites certified by Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). Click here to see which facilities are available on site

Services

Indoor catering

Equipement

Cafe - Daylight - Shop - Training materials on request - Training materials provided - Car parking - Motor Home parking - Parking - Restaurant

Animals

Pets not allowed

Visites

Guide available/groups - German - EN - FR - IT - NL - Guide available/individuals - DE - EN - FR - IT - NL - Audioguide/mobile app/tablet

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