Your visit

Sanitary info

Following the recommendations of ICOM Wallonia-Brussels and SMW, the CID au Grand-Hornu takes care of your safety during your visit.

  • We ask visitors to wear a mask Inside the site. Each visitor is invited to present himself at the reception desk with his own mask.
  • Specific markings are put up at the museum reception desk to manage the arrival of visitors and thereby respect the rules of social distancing. Please respect them.
  • In the exhibition rooms (and other closed rooms), we will respect the rule of 1 visitor per 15m2 . The stewards manage the flow of visitors. Thank you for facilitating their work.
  • Families/couples/roommates living under the same roof will have to visit together at the same pace.
  • Payments by electronic terminals are preferred. In the absence of the contactless option, the device is disinfected after each use.
  • Audio guides are disinfected after each use.
  • As long as measures for groups are in force, no group visits, whether free or guided, will be permitted.
  • Access to the cloakrooms and storage lockers is not allowed at the moment.
  • Access to the toilets is regulated according to the rules of social distancing.
  • Hydroalcoholic gel is made available to visitors at the entrance and exit of the museum and is compulsory for each user.

Tickets & timetable

Individual 10€
Reduced rate* 6€
School groups and children 2€
Audio guide, tour of the historic site +3€
- 6 years 0€

The entrance ticket entitles you to visit current exhibitions at CID, the MACS and an access to the Grand-Hornu site.

* For further information on reductions: +32 (0) 65 65 21 21

Free entry on the first sunday of the month and the first Wednesday of the month for schools.


To reach the Grand-Hornu by road, exit the E19 Brussels-Paris motorway at junction 25 'Saint-Ghislain-Tertre-Hornu' and follow signs to Saint-Ghislain, Hornu. Then follow the signposts to the site entrance. Free car parking.

The closest train stations are Saint-Ghislain and Mons. From Mons station, you can reach Grand-Hornu by the TEC buses (lines 7 and 9 – Grand-Hornu stop) or by taxi. From Saint-Ghislain station, we would recommend you take a taxi to the site.

Latitude Nort : N 50° 26' 05.94"
Longitude East: E 03° 50' 15.32"


Guided tours in French, Dutch, German and English

You can have a guided tour of the exhibitions and the historical site of the Grand-Hornu.

According to the type of group, the amount of time you have available and your interests, our bookings service is available to help you prepare your visit to Grand-Hornu.


The Grand-Hornu Artshop is situated at the entrance to the site in the old lamp store.

The Grand-Hornu aims to offer a service of selling items and objects which naturally complement the cultural offer from the partnership (CID and MACS). That is why the Artshop, covering an area of more than 180 m2, offers a choice of a thousand items of contemporary art and design, a selection of reviews as well as numerous art and multimedia products, making the Artshop of the Grand-Hornu one of the only art bookshops in the region.

It features a large selection of artistic and historic publications to do with the sites and current exhibitions.

Rizom Restaurant

Rizom is the sixth project of chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre (L’air du temps**, Liernu).
This brasserie-style restaurant – and cafeteria – situated in the heart of the Grand Hornu presents a cuisine on the crossroads of cultures.

The Walloon basin itself originated from various migrations. Today it is the home of age-old regional products and at the same time it is the cradle of modern thinking and technology.
Rizom’s cuisine sprouts from these contrasts, and reflects the idea of the contemporary regional cuisine of Sang Hoon Degeimbre.
Rizom presents a cuisine with diverse roots, and brings fresh, local and seasonal products on the plate.