Geocaching at the MOT

Wind, water and muscle!

All power tools are driven by a motor or engine. The most obvious examples are a petrol engine, an electric motor, or even a steam engine. But before the emergence of these motors and engines, we had to rely on natural forms of propulsion: wind, water and muscle power.

In the MOT Wind, water and muscle! geocache quest, you roam our historic buildings in search of traces of this natural propulsion. Only when you have found all the points and solved the questions correctly can you find the MOT treasure. And there’s a real bonus, because our treasure is tucked away in a unique place!

You will find the coordinates and the information you need to start here.

What is geocaching?

The days when treasure-hunters would set off with a compass and a mysterious, yellowing map from a dusty library are long past. Modern treasure-hunters look for their information on the Internet and use a GPS device to find the hiding place. That’s why the term ‘GPS treasure hunt’ is sometimes used.

Geocachers hide a treasure or ‘cache’ somewhere and post the coordinates of the hiding place on the Internet. Other geocachers then go looking for this treasure – in many cases visiting the place for the first time. Often, tasks have to be completed and puzzles solved to find the treasure. The main purpose of geocaching is to introduce other geocachers to a place that is beautiful, special or worth seeing where they might otherwise never have gone.

The treasure itself usually consists of a box containing a few small gifts and a logbook. You can take a gift provided you leave something else in its place. You use the logbook to record when you found the treasure and what you thought of it.

More information about geocaching can be found at and

This project was realised with the support of the Provincie Vlaams-Brabant