Listed territory covers over 120 kilometres. You would need several long days to explore the whole area. Some tours have been designed as a visitor guide, complementarily with the major collieries circuits, emblematic gateways to discover the riches of the Coalfield. While they do not claim to be exhaustive, these circuits can show various facets of mining heritage: the waste tips, the miners’ housing developments, the machinery, the headgear structures etc. These circuits last a few hours, details can be downloaded here.
The interactive map above shows the location of the 353 items listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Visitors are free to visit the sites as they wish. Bear in mind however that not all items listed are necessarily open to tourists. If you want to visit a specific place, you may contact the local Tourist Information Office to prepare your visit: some places are open to the public or guided tours may sometimes be given.