Your visit

Sanitary info

Dear visitors,

In view of the additional measures announced by the Concertation Committee, it has been decided that as of November 20, 2021, the Covid Safe Ticket+ (with the mask) or health pass for French residents will be mandatory for anyone wishing to visit the CID - Center for Innovation and Design at the Grand-Hornu, as well as the historical site.
This measure aims to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to create a safe environment for all visitors and staff of the Grand-Hornu.

How does the Covid safe Ticket work?
To access the Grand-Hornu, we ask you to present a valid Covid Safe Ticket+ or health pass (for French residents) and your identity card. This is mandatory for all visitors over 16 years old.
In order to obtain your personal COVID certificate, simply install the CovidSafeBE application. You can find more information at:

I don't have a Covid Safe Ticket or a health pass. What happens now?
If you are not vaccinated but have recently had a PCR test, you can show your valid certificate stating that the PCR test was negative.

How will the testing work?
The CID in Grand-Hornu will check your Covid Safe Ticket. For this purpose, we have drawn up a list of people who are authorised to carry out this check. These people will be authorized to cross-reference the QR code with your identity data. No data recording is allowed. If the CSE is not in order or if a visitor refuses to submit proof of identity, we are obligated to deny access to the individuals in question, and to call in law enforcement if necessary.

Are school groups allowed?
If participants are part of a school group, they are not subject to CSE.

What about RIZOM?
The CST is mandatory for RIZOM’s indoor restaurant patrons, but not for patrons sitting on the patio. You can obtain all the measures related to the hotel and catering industry from RIZOM (065/613876).

Do I still have to wear a mask?
Absolutely following the decision taken at the last Codeco on 18 November 2021. From the moment you enter with your Covid Safe Ticket, and after verification of your identity card, you are always obliged to wear the mask.

We wish you a pleasant visit.

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.