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Le Bois du Cazier, Charleroi

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The Bois du Cazier (French pronunciation: ​[bwa dy kazje]) was a coal mine in what was then the town of Marcinelle, near Charleroi, in Belgium which today is preserved as an industrial heritage site. It is best known as the location of a major mining disaster that took place on August 8, 1956 in which 262 men, including a large number of Italian labourers, were killed. Aside from memorials to the disaster, the site features a small woodland park, preserved headframes and buildings, as well as an Industrial Museum and Glass Museum. The museum features on the European Route of Industrial Heritage and is one of the four Walloon mining sites listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2012.
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  • There are much better museums of mining, but this covers general industrial history of the region well, and it’s coverage of the pit disaster is unequalled, perhaps as it’s much more recent than... 
    There are much better museums of mining, but this covers general industrial history of the region well, and it’s coverage of the pit disaster is unequalled, perhaps as it’s much more recent than...  more »
  • It is a great museum of the history, economic development and life in the Walloon region, it is an important place to visit, a MUST I would say! 
    It is a great museum of the history, economic development and life in the Walloon region, it is an important place to visit, a MUST I would say!  more »
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  • Very nice experience. A lot of history about the machines and industrial revolution. How Europe became the hub of industry, that can be seen here. Someone who is passionate about history and science must visit the place.
  • Very nice museum, you should definitely take an audio guide, it's a nice story and makes the museum a lot more interesting.

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