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Bois du Cazier

Au sud de Charleroi, le Bois du Cazier est un lieu culturel incontournable sur fond de patrimoine industriel.

LE MUSEE DE L'INDUSTRIE

Dans l’ancienne salle des pendus et les bains-douches, un programme scénographié retrace l’histoire des principaux secteurs d’activités du sillon industriel Haine-Sambre-et-Meuse, avec l’appui des principales pièces de collections de l’ancien musée de l’Industrie de Marchienne-au-Pont. Durant la Révolution industrielle, le pays de Charleroi est le centre de l’activité économique du pays. C’est ce monde en pleine transformation que ce Musée de L'Indusrie fait revivre.

LE MUSEE DU VERRE

Le Musée du Verre trouve place dans le nouveau bâtiment, en verre et acier contemporain, à côté de la lampisterie. Les collections sont présentées sous un angle novateur : une chronologie à rebours invite les visiteurs à partir des œuvres actuelles pour remonter jusqu’aux périodes les plus anciennes.

L'ESPACE 8 AOUT 1956

L’Espace 8 août 1956 est un centre d’interprétation consacré à la tragédie, à la sécurité au travail et aux phénomènes migratoires. Films, photographies, témoignages et explications techniques relatent, heure par heure, jour par jour, la catastrophe et les opérations de sauvetage.

Strong points

Safety
  • The signage makes it possible to find the way and orient oneself easily.
  • A map of the location is distributed at the reception.
Parking
  • It is possible to drop a person off near the entrance.
Identification
  • The building is easy to find.

Points of attention

Staff
  • There is no reference person to accompany the persons with special needs.

Strong points

Parking
  • There is at least 1 reserved parking space less than 100 metres from the entrance.
  • The reserved parking spaces are properly indicated.
Access road from the car park
  • The floor is regular and free of obstacles.
Entrance
  • The main entrance is accessible.
Home
  • The free space in front of the counter is sufficiently big.
  • The counter is at the correct height.
  • There is staff available to direct and guide.
Horizontal circulation
  • The steps can be bypassed by a well-indicated alternative pathway.
Vertical circulation
  • A sufficiently large lift serves all the floors open to the public.
  • All the ramps are easy to negotiate.
Exposition
  • All the content of the exhibition is accessible and visible.
Dining room
  • Some tables allow a correct positioning in a wheelchair.
  • The staff is available to help people sit at a table, choose, serve themselves, pay...

Points of attention

Horizontal circulation
  • The floor is hardly passable in some places.
Adapted sanitary
  • There is an adapted toilet, but it is difficult to use.
  • The space around the toilet seat is too small.
  • The passage width of the door measures less than 80 cm.

Strong points

Parking
  • There is at least 1 reserved parking space less than 100 metres from the entrance.
  • It is possible to drop a person off near the entrance.
Entrance
  • The building is easy to identify.
  • The main entrance is accessible.
Home
  • Seats are available near the reception.
  • Wheelchairs are available.
Horizontal circulation
  • The steps can be bypassed by a well-indicated alternative pathway.
  • There are seats along the pathway.
Vertical circulation
  • A lift serves all the floors open to the public.
  • There is a grab bar in the lift.
Adapted sanitary
  • The adapted toilet is easy to find.
  • The ramp is equipped with a handrail on one side.
Exposition
  • All the content of the exhibition is accessible.
Dining room
  • The staff is available to help people sit at a table, choose, serve themselves, pay...

Points of attention

Access road from the car park
  • There are no seats along the pathway.
Horizontal circulation
  • There are some steps without handrail.
  • The floor is hardly passable in some places.
  • The floor is irregular.

Strong points

Access road from the car park
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
Guide dog
  • Assistance dogs are accepted.
Entrance
  • The entrance is located in the logical continuation of the pathway.
  • The opening of the door is automatic.
Home
  • The staff sees the persons coming into the building and can assist them.
Vertical circulation
  • A lift serves all the floors open to the public.
  • The staircases have at least one handrail.
Exposition
  • Adapted guided tours are organised upon reservation.
  • An audio description is available.
Dining room
  • The staff is available to help people : sit at a table, choose, serve themselves, pay...

Points of attention

Horizontal circulation
  • There are no guide-lines in the large pathways.
  • There are dangerous objects in the pathway.
Vertical circulation
  • The staircases are not secured by warning tiles at their top.
Exposition
  • Only a small part of the exhibition content is adapted (touch, smell, hearing).

Strong points

Access road from the car park
  • Natural or artificial guide-lines facilitate circulation.
Entrance
  • The entrance is located in the logical continuation of the pathway.
  • The staff sees the persons who arrive and can offer assistance.
Home
  • An adapted plan of the premises is available.
Vertical circulation
  • A lift serves all the floors.
  • The lift can be used in autonomy or staff is available to help.
  • The staircases are equipped with at least one secure handrail.
Exposition
  • Adapted guided tours are organised upon reservation.
Dining room
  • The staff is available to help people sit at a table, choose from the menu, serve themselves, pay...

Points of attention

Home
  • The visual information is not backed up by a voice announcement.
Horizontal circulation
  • Some glass walls in the pathway are not secured by a contrasting visual marking.
Vertical circulation
  • The stair steps are not contrasting.
Exposition
  • The written explanations are hard to read.
  • An audio-guide is available, but does not adapt itself automatically to the visitor‘s progress.

Strong points

Parking
  • The car park is freely accessible.
Entrance
  • The building is easy to find.
  • The staff sees the persons who arrive and can offer assistance.
Home
  • The reception is open, well lit and allows lip reading.
  • The rates are displayed in the reception.
Wireless
  • It is possible to connect to the mobile networks, 3G or 4G.
Vertical circulation
  • The floors of the building are well marked.
Adapted sanitary
  • The toilets are easy to find.
Exposition
  • The displayed content is mainly visual.
Dining room
  • The lighting is sufficient and allows lip reading.

Points of attention

Home
  • There is no staff member practicing sign language.
  • There is no information available in sign language.
Exposition
  • There is no adapted fire alarm system (light or vibration).
Dining room
  • There is no round or oval table for X persons.

Strong points

Parking
  • The car park is freely accessible.
Entrance
  • The building is easy to find.
  • The staff sees the persons who arrive and can offer assistance.
Home
  • The reception is open, well lit and allows lip reading.
  • The rates are displayed in the reception.
Vertical circulation
  • There is a visual display of the floors in the lift.
Exposition
  • The displayed content is mainly visual.
  • Written explanations are available.
  • An audio-guide with adjustable volume is available.

Points of attention

Home
  • Depending on attendance, the reception can be very noisy.
Magnetic induction loop
  • There is no mobile induction loop.
Dining room
  • Depending on attendance, there can be a lot of noise.

Strong points

Entrance
  • The building is easy to find.
  • The staff sees the persons who arrive and can offer assistance.
Home
  • It is possible to pay in cash (coins and notes).
Vertical circulation
  • There is an visual announcement in the lift.
  • The staircases are equipped with at least one secure handrail.
Adapted sanitary
  • The toilets are easy to find.
Exposition
  • The adapted guided visits can be reserved by phone.
Dining room
  • The staff is available to help people: sit at a table, choose in the menu, serve themselves, pay...

Points of attention

Home
  • Sometimes, the reception is very noisy.
Vertical circulation
  • The stair steps are not contrasting.
Exposition
  • There is no easy to read support.