The past, present for the future South of Charleroi,Bois du Cazier has
become a place which is alive to all aspects of the Industrial heritage.
Nestling in a green hollow this outstanding architectural site, crowned by
two winding houses, is surrounded by three slag heaps which have been
landscaped with footpaths. On this site of a huge mining catastrophe there
is now a museum complex dedicated to coal, glass and steel, arranged in
three sections: the section commemorating the tragedy of 8 August 1956,
the Glass Museum with its prestigious collection and the Industry Museum
which plunges you into that human and technical saga of the Industrial
Revolution. You can also see: The Memorial to the 262 victims. The wooded
estate with the Avenue of Remembrance and the viewpoint looking over the
landscape. The Forge workshops and the glass-blowing where the workmen
bring the old machinery back to life.