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

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 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.

Visitors with specific needs

The Grand Hornu is one of the many sites certified by Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.

 

CID GRAND-HORNU

1 gift
- 4€ on the price of an adult ticket
Validity date: from 01-01-2020 au 31-12-2020
  • Offer valid throughout 2020
  • 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

The Mons Card, to see the best of the Mons-Borinage region from 18€

The Mons Card is the perfect way to explore the Mons-Borinage region.

The museumPassmusées: free access to 172 Belgian museums for 59€

This exclusive pass, valid for a year, gives you free access to over 100 Belgian museums, Wallonia included.

Open on 21/10/2020
CID au Grand-HornuRue Sainte-Louise 82,7301Hornu
Some tourist attractions have reopened to the public.

Please check the opening times, booking tips and recommendations with them (either via their website or by contacting them directly) before visiting. Remember to check the border and quarantine regulations before travelling.
Click here to see the list of attractions now reopened.
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.

Duration

Minimum duration : 1:00

Langue d'accueil

German - English - French - Dutch

Services

Indoor catering - Educational service

Equipement

Cafe - Daylight - Shop - Training materials on request - Training materials provided - Car 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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