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Grand-Hornu, Mons

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Grand-Hornu is an old industrial coal mining complex and company town (cité ouvrière) in Hornu (Boussu), near Mons, in Belgium. It was built by Henri De Gorge between 1810 and 1830. It is a unique example of functional town-planning. Today it is owned by the province of Hainaut, which houses temporary exhibitions in the buildings. It is one of the four industrial sites which were listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2012
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  • Submerge yourself in the early industrial revolution and learn how coal tycoons were securing their workforce with projects that would enhance the quality of work-life balance. Nothing new under the.....  more
    Submerge yourself in the early industrial revolution and learn how coal tycoons were securing their workforce with projects that would enhance the quality of work-life balance. Nothing new under the.....  more »
  • A fascinating place. High quality modern architecture restoration of 19th century industrial buildings with excellent exhibition of contemporary design and art. Fiona Tan exhibition fascinating - mix....  more
    A fascinating place. High quality modern architecture restoration of 19th century industrial buildings with excellent exhibition of contemporary design and art. Fiona Tan exhibition fascinating - mix....  more »
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  • Lovely buildings and great exhibitions.
  • The best contemporary art museum in Belgium constructed from the ex-coal mine. The site and the museum is an interesting mix from historical point of view, geographical as well as from artistic choice. It's a must for people who are interested into Belgium, history and art.

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