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COVID-19: Touristic attractions remain closed for the time being in Wallonia. Museums, however, can reopen from December 1, 2020.

We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions.

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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  • The former Tellin foundry, which produced thousands of bells
    Tellin

    The former Tellin foundry, which produced thousands of bells

    The Tellin foundry was the very last one in Belgium to make bells. Guided tours of the site, listed as industrial cultural heritage, present the lost wax technique used at the time, the bridge crane and the reverberatory furnace.
  • Bois-du-Luc: a UNESCO mining site, witness of the Industrial Revolution
    Houdeng-Aimeries (La Louvière)

    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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.