Le Bois du Cazier

An essential cultural site on the backdrop of industrial heritage – UNESCO World Heritage

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and labeled as a European Heritage Site, the Bois du Cazier is a must-visit cultural site with an industrial heritage background.

Nestled in lush greenery, this architectural ensemble, crowned by two wheel frames, is surrounded by three heaps suitable for walks.

A museum tour devoted to charcoal, steel and glass is available in three locations: Space August 8, 1956, the Museum of Industry and the Museum of Glass.


Discover the old coal mine and its history all year round in a fun way thanks to the little miner’s game book: questions, riddles, tests, etc. You too, complete your miner’s book to enter the coal mine and follow the path that the miners walked every day …

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OAlone or with friends

Take advantage of our multilingual audio guide (French, Dutch, Italian, English) to discover the site with Monica and Luigi, through 30 sights both inside and outside the museum spaces (for € 1 on top of the entrance fee) or be tempted by a walk on our slag heaps laid out as walking paths. With an orientation course you can combine culture and nature.

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The Bois du Cazier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must for your excursions! Do you have a morning or afternoon (2 hours) to dedicate to us? Guided tours and workshops are required and must be made by post, fax or email (subject to availability).

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Le Bois du Cazier offers tours and activities around 5 main themes: the world of mining, industry and blacksmiths, immigration and multiculturalism, glass, slag heaps and energy. To better organize your visit, we recommend downloading our brochures. Every effort is made to make your visit a success.

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Le Bois du Cazier, an original setting to combine work, local meals and discovery of a symbolic place. Seminars, conferences, symposia, incentives, product presentations, business meals or cocktails, banquets for small groups or more … Le Bois du Cazier offers various reception areas for your business events and cultural visits in an authentic and historical setting, open to the present and the future.

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Practical information

Le Bois du Cazier

Rue du Cazier 80
6001 Marcinelle

  • Museums to live with family!label marmaille
  • Accessible to bicycleslabel velo
  • Classification des attractions en Wallonie (4)4 soleils
  • Accessible to people with special needslabel velo
  • Discounts for vulnerable peoplelabel velo