Blegny Mine

Rue Lambert Marlet 23 - 4670 Blegny

Blegny Mine

  • Car park
  • Coach car park
    10 parking spots
  • Maestro
  • Visa/MasterCard
General

General

  • Unesco
  • Wallonie destination qualité
  • Passeport
Situated on the Route du Feu, between Liège and Maastricht, Blegny-Mine was ranked a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2012, joining the ranks of Wallonia's 3 other major mining sites (Bois du Cazier, Bois-du-Luc and Grand-Hornu). This exciting tour includes a descent of 30 to 60 metres into the underground galleries of this authentic coalmine via the original shaft, for an enriching insight into the work and daily lives of the "Black Faces".

You can opt for a choice of 2 tours:
1. Mine Tour (the permanent exhibition and the slag heap biotope included).
Learn all about the life cycle of coal, from mining to sale: you will descend 30 to 60 metres into the mine via the original cage to the coal face and underground galleries. You will discover the washing and sorting equipment and how the coal was brought up to the surface and transported. Practical information: the tour layout is easy; the only difficulty consists of two stairways. The tour is therefore suitable for all ages.

2. "Superprogramme" day ticket.
This friendly-priced day pass includes: the guided mine tour (2 hrs), self-guided tour of the permanent exhibition (1 hrs), a guided local train tour of Dalhem-Blegny area (50 mins.), discovery of the slag heap biotope with an audio guide (50 mins.) and the site's various attractions: playgrounds, open-air museum, relaxing park with ponds and aviaries and – weather permitting – "mine golf".
Brasserie and family restaurant.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    Tour of the coal mine (including permanent exhibition and coal face biotope): weekends and bank holidays from 17/02 to 30/11 - Weekdays from 02/04 to 07/09, 27/09 and during the Carnival and All Saints holidays • "Super Package" Day Pass (coal mine + permanent exhibition + train ride + coal face biotope): weekends and bank holidays from 31/03 to 11/11 – All other days from 02/04 to 13/04 (Spring holiday) and in July August • See our website for other combined tickets.
  • Price
    Basic Package (mine tour including exhibition and biotope): adults €12.50 - children €8.70 - 60+ €10.80 • "Super Package" Day Pass 2018 discount rates: adults €15 - children €10.50 - 60+ €13 • All-in ticket - Family rate (from 2 adults and 2 children).
  • Guided tour

    Mine tours: in French at 11.00, 13.30 and 15.30 + 14.30 on Sundays and bank holidays • Additional tours at 12.30, 14.30 and 16.30 from 01/07 to 31/08 • Tours in Dutch at 11.30, 14.00 and 16.00 • Audio guide in English and German.

  • Tour length

    Mine tour (including permanent exhibition and coal face biotope): 3.5 hrs • "Super Package" Day Pass: 4.5 to 5 hrs (arrival recommended before 11.00 and at the latest at 12.30).

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Friday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
  • Price
    Mine tours: adults €9.10 - 60+ €8.40 - Schoolchildren €6.80 • "Super Package" day ticket 2018: adults €13.60 - 60+ €11.80 - Schoolchildren €9.50.
  • Guided tour
    Mine tours in EN, FR, NL, DE according to guide availability. Tours also available in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Information
    • Brasserie - Restaurant – Picnic and function room (300 guests) • Special programmes including mini cruise on the Meuse • Group accommodation (58 beds).
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Map

Itinerary

  • E40 motorway exit 36 (Blegny), then follow signs to Blegny-Mine • E25 motorway exit 2 (Visé). Follow signs to Dalhem. At the roundabout, follow signs to Blegny-Mine.
Events

Events

  • 2019
    May
    31
    2019
    Jun
    02
    Italian Days!
    Italian Days!

    Different musical animations, sports activities and an exhibition of Vespa scooters and Ferrari cars will enliven these days. In Blegny in June 2014!
    But that's not all!
    Italian cuisine lovers will appreciate the many culinary specialities from all regions, and football fans will get a foretaste of the World Cup during a football gala on the fields of the CREF (the Blegny Football Practice and Training Centre)!
    This 9th edition will end with concerts!

    Useful information

    From 11am.
    For more information contact Monsieur Tullio - Tel. : +32(0)477 562 651
    Organised by the organisation committee of "Giornata Italiana" (Italian Day), sponsored by Iva Palmieri, the Consul General of Italy for Wallonia, with the support of the Province of Liège.
    Also supported by the municipal administration of Blegny and of Blegny-Mine.
    Admission free.
    Comitato Organizzatore de la Giornata Italiana : +32(0)497 24 39 23 - +32(0)476 25 41 89