|Location:||Blegny. E 40 Liege-Aachen exit 36. E 25 Liege-Maastricht exit 2.|
MAR to 07-APR Sat, Sun, Hol 10-16 (last entry).
08-APR to 15-SEP daily 10-16 (last entry).
16-SEP to NOV Sat, Sun. Hol 10-16 (last entry).
Adults EUR 8.60, Children (6-12) EUR 6, Disabled EUR 6, Seniors EUR 7.50.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 7.55, Children (6-12) EUR 5.50, Disabled EUR 5.50, Seniors EUR 6.90.
Super Combination: mine + pit Marie + road train + slag heap:
Adults EUR 12.80, Children (6-12) EUR 8.50, Disabled EUR 8.50, Seniors EUR 10.65.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 12.80, Children (6-12) EUR 8.50, Disabled EUR 8.50, Seniors EUR 10.65.
Group rates only with reservation.
|Guided tours:||D=120min. ( )|
|Address:||Domaine Touristique de Blegny-Mine (Tourist Centre of Blegny), rue Lambert Marlet 23, 4670 Blegny, Tel: +32-41-874333, Fax: +32-41-874333. E-mail:|
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|16th cty||first mining at the site by the monks of Val-Dieu Abbey.|
|1779||first mine shaft sunk.|
|1816||Shaft Marie sunk.|
|2012||inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.|
Blegny-Mine, named after the village Blegny, was a major coal mine eastern Belgium. It was the last to close in the province in 19080.
A tour at Blegny includes a video presentation called Stones that Burn, a short self guided surface visit and an underground tour. The underground tour includes the descend with a mine elevator. Nearby is Shaft Marie, a museum of mining history and tunnel construction which is located in a former shaft from 1816. There is surface equipment of a coal mine and a detailed history of mining from the first open cast mines to underground coal mining.
On the premises of the mine a so-called road train transports visitors between the attractions. This is actually a tractor with waggons, which is decorated like a comic railroad. Obviously intended for children, it offers explanations from a sound system for the adults. The old slag heap, where the rocks removed from the mine were pilled, are now a biotope. The rock around the coal is primarily schist. Those rocks are not a good soil for plants, nevertheless many plants have started to grow on the formerly barren hill.