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Forget dusty, boring museums. There are many to discover in Wallonia, each with its own universe, its own atmosphere. Some are vibrant, others quirky or immersive. All are incredibly welcoming, aiming at making learning fun. Exploring them is a pure delight, whether you are coming on your own, with family or friends.

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  • Bois-du-Luc: a UNESCO mining site, witness of the Industrial Revolution
    Houdeng-Aimeries

    Bois-du-Luc: a UNESCO mining site, witness of the Industrial Revolution

    The Bois-du-Luc mining site was one of the main witnesses of the industrial revolution in Wallonia. This extraordinary historical heritage, wonderfully well preserved, is protected by UNESCO.
  • The Bois du Cazier and its heaps: a remarkable memorial site
    Marcinelle

    The Bois du Cazier and its heaps: a remarkable memorial site

    Listed by UNESCO as one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, the Bois du Cazier is a particularly touching memorial. Located South of Charleroi, this preserved industrial heritage site stretches along 26 hectares. A remarkable orientation trail has been designed to present its 3 heaps and architectural features.
  • The centre of rail and stone in Jemelle
    Jemelle

    The centre of rail and stone in Jemelle

    A stone's throw from Rochefort, this museum covers the many facets of the Belgian railway network and limestone.
  • Le Pass de Mons: a scientific adventures park (Frameries)
    Frameries

    Le Pass de Mons: a scientific adventures park (Frameries)

    Le Pass is a unique attraction featuring interactive, family friendly exhibitions to approach science in a different way. The site is situated just 6 km fro
  • The Grand Hornu site: cultural heritage, exhibitions, design and innovation
    Come visit the historical site of Grand Hornu, A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012
    Hornu

    The Grand Hornu site: cultural heritage, exhibitions, design and innovation

    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.
  • The Ronquières inclined plane: a fascinating site
    Go across the Ronquières inclined plane on a boat
    Ronquières

    The Ronquières inclined plane: a fascinating site

    Located on the Charleroi-Bruxelles canal, the Ronquières inclined plane compensates a 70 m drop: a rather unique feature.
  • The hydraulic boat lifts of the Canal du Centre
    Strépy-Bracquegnies

    The hydraulic boat lifts of the Canal du Centre

    Situated in the province of Hainaut, these 4 hydraulic lifts, built beginning of the XIXth century, are standing monuments to the Belgian Industrial revolution. These timeless masterpieces, listed by UNESCO, can be visited.
  • The Vicinal Historic Tramway Discovery Centre in Lobbes-Thuin
    Thuin

    The Vicinal Historic Tramway Discovery Centre in Lobbes-Thuin

    The Vicinal Historic Tramway Discovery Centre in Lobbes-Thuin is a museum dedicated solely to trams of all kinds: steam, electric, diesel.
  • The Strépy-Thieu funicular lift, a river gem in Wallonia
    Discover the Strépy-Thieu funicular lift, dominating the Canal du centre
    Thieu

    The Strépy-Thieu funicular lift, a river gem in Wallonia

    Located on the Canal du Centre, the Strépy-Thieu funicular lift is the largest boat lift and its 73.15 metres incline is the largest in the world. An absolute must see if you are travelling through the Hainaut region.
  • The Keramis Ceramic Centre
    La Louvière

    The Keramis Ceramic Centre

    Discover the new Centre Keramis de la Louvière. A museum dedicated to ceramics and earthenware installed on the site of the factory Royal Boch ....
  • Musée de l'Industrie, Bois du Cazier
    Discover the history of the Bois du Cazier in Marcinelle
    Charleroi

    Musée de l'Industrie, Bois du Cazier

    The Musée de l'Industrie, in the Bois du Cazier, South of Charleroi, takes you back to the industrial revolution era.
  • The Glass Museum at the Bois du Cazier
    Marcinelle

    The Glass Museum at the Bois du Cazier

    The Glass Museum, at the Bois du Cazier in Marcinelle, retraces five thousand years of art, history and technology.
  • Blegny-Mine: an iconic mining site near Liège
    Discover Blegny-Mine: a major European mining site, listed by UNESCO
    Blegny

    Blegny-Mine: an iconic mining site near Liège

    Located east of Liège, this site is one of the four authentic coal mines left in Europe, all listed by UNESCO. Put your jacket and helmet on: the guided tour will take you through galleries 30 to 60 m underground!
  • The stone and quarry museum in Maffle
    Maffle

    The stone and quarry museum in Maffle

    Blue stone has been cut and sculpted in Maffle since the Middle Ages: both a skill and an art... Want to know more? This museum will tell you all about this industry both locally and in Europe. The building, right in in the former quarries, used used to be one of the site's managers home.
  • La Maison des Terrils: an interpretative centre in Saint-Nicolas
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    Saint-Nicolas

    La Maison des Terrils: an interpretative centre in Saint-Nicolas

    La Maison des Terrils La Maison des Terrils is the interpretation centre of the Saint-Nicolas former mining site.
  • MAC's: the Museum of Contemporary Arts of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation
    Hornu

    MAC's: the Museum of Contemporary Arts of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

    The MAC's, or Museum of Contemporary Arts of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, welcomes you to the UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining site.
  • Athus et l'Acier
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    Athus

    Athus et l'Acier

    Welcome to Athus Museum and Steel at Athus. Discover the universe and the history of the iron and steel industry through the men who worked there.
  • Visit the Hainaut quarry, famous for the beauty of its bluestone
    Soignies

    Visit the Hainaut quarry, famous for the beauty of its bluestone

    In the largest bluestone quarry in Belgium, a stunning show unfolds: men focusing on their task, mechanical monsters roaring beautifully, chains dragging huge blocks of limestone up the site... This visit of a working quarry will prove a memorable experience.
  • MAISON DE L'EAU
    Verviers

    MAISON DE L'EAU

    Situated in the former Bonvoisin textile factory, the last existing proto-factory, the interpretive centre all about water is interactive and dynamic ...
  • Andenne's Ceramics Museum
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    Andenne

    Andenne's Ceramics Museum

    The Andenne ceramics museum invites you to discover the history of ceramics. Period pieces, a firing oven and a workshop animates the visit ....
  • Visit the former quarry of Obourg
    Mons

    Visit the former quarry of Obourg

    The Maison des Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre invites you to enjoy a guided tour the quarry of Obourg (Mons), redeveloped as a natural, educational area. A nature guide will presen the local flora and fauna of this incredible ecosystem: wild orchids, gulls, deer... live by the limestone cliffs.
  • The Coticule museum or the fascinating history of whetstones
    Vielsalm

    The Coticule museum or the fascinating history of whetstones

    This stone, unique in the world, has been exported outside Belgium since the 17th century. Vielsalm was particularly famous for this whetstone, used to sharpen knives and razors. This economy evolved from an artisanal skill to a full industry along 4 centuries.
  • Vresse-sur-Semois and its wooden reproduction of the Le Belge locomotive
    Vresse-sur-Semois

    Vresse-sur-Semois and its wooden reproduction of the Le Belge locomotive

    This wooden reproduction of a locomotive is quite an unexpected find in the centre of Vresse, a village with no railway past. This unique art piece feature in full size the very first machine built in Belgium by John Cockerill. Named "Le Belge", it was operational from 1885 onward.
  • The Belvédère, a water leisure centre in Dour
    Dour

    The Belvédère, a water leisure centre in Dour

    The Belvédère de Dour (Mons), recently redeveloped as a leisure and sports centre is quite unique in Belgium. Its natural swimming pool and Olympic size swimming pool will delight swimmers looking for an ecological experience.
  • "Le Triangle blanc, la pierre et les hommes": an exhibition on limestone mining in Antoing
    Antoing

    "Le Triangle blanc, la pierre et les hommes": an exhibition on limestone mining in Antoing

    The permanent exhibition "Le Triangle blanc, la pierre et les hommes" (the white triangle, stone and men) presents a contemporary view of limestone mining in the region of Tournai. At the Maison Rurale de Calonne, pnear Antoing (Hainaut, Plaines de l'Escaut nature park).
  • Discover Thuin and its boat making history at the Thudo Ecomuseum
    Thuin

    Discover Thuin and its boat making history at the Thudo Ecomuseum

    Thuin, once a boatmen's town, reveals part of its history to visitors. Step on board this narrowboat-museum, anchored by the Quai de Sambre and discover what the daily waterway life used to be like in the region.
  • Musée de la rubanerie in Comines
    Comines

    Musée de la rubanerie in Comines

    The Museum of Ribbon, in the town of Comines (Belgium), traces the history of the ribbon industry since the 13th century.
  • Sivry-Rance marble museum
    Rance

    Sivry-Rance marble museum

    Discover the fascinating history of marble in this recently renovated museum, located in Rance.
  • The Recht slate quarry
    Recht

    The Recht slate quarry

    In this spectacular quarry, visitors can admire the impressively high rooms where the local Recht slate was mined. The 800 m long trail includes an observation bridge offering a memorable panorama on the site.
  • Maison de la Métallurgie et de l'Industrie de Liège
    Liège

    Maison de la Métallurgie et de l'Industrie de Liège

    Discover the Belgian metallurgy and industrial cultural heritage in a former factory, the Maison de la Métallurgie et de l'Industrie in Liège.