• Attractions
  • Monument
  • 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
You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
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Discount voucher

CID GRAND-HORNU

-50%
on the price of an adult ticket
Validity date: from 01-01-2021 au 31-12-2021
  • Offer valid throughout 2021
  • 5€ instead of 10€
  • Valid for 4 persons max per voucher.
  • Cannot be combined with any other ongoing promotion or offer
  • This voucher must be printed and given to the ticket office on arrival
  • If booking online, please contact the site first to know which process to follow to enjoy this promotion

 

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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