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Since its closure in 1980, this colliery (the last in the Liège basin) has been kept in working order to testify to the miners' way of life. The tour is made even more interesting by the fact that the guides are ex-miners. Both present shafts were excavated in the 19C, when women and children also worked there.

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  • Marie Pit

    Domaine Touristique de Blégny-Mine B - 4670 Blégny

    Visitors can see the surface installations as they were when the pit closed in 1980. They include the lamp works, changing rooms and showers, the compressor unit where compressed air was produced for ventilation, pneumatic drills and the sawmill wher..

  • Pit n°1

    Domaine Touristique de Blégny-Mine B - 4670 Blégny

    The underground installations are reached via this shaft. The lift cage stops in a 30m-deep gallery and metal stairs lead to the next 60m-deep gallery. The deafening sound of the ventilation system and pneumatic drill activated by the guide, added to..

  • Tourist Train

    Domaine Touristique de Blegny-Mine B - 4670 Blégny

    The little train travels through the valleys and orchards of the Herve region to reach Mortroux. The Folk Museumdisplays techniques used for the small-scale production of local specialities, such as pear or apple syrup, cheese and butter.

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