Our demonstrations

Milling

Free "grain milling" demonstration

The MOT’s own miller takes you on a tour of the fascinating world of this 17th century water-powered grain mill. He explains the history and working of the mill, and shows how the power of water sets the huge mechanism in motion.

You are sure to be wonderstruck!

Info

When
Individual visitors: from April to September every first and third Saturday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. From October to March every first Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
Groups: on request.
Please note that we can only mill if there is enough water in the stream. 
Price
Individual visitors: free.
Groups:  admission and general booking conditions.
Extra
For groups by reservation only
Where
the MOT, Location Liermolen - Vorststraat 8, 1850 Grimbergen
Contact
Tel. +32 2 270 81 11 – info@mot.be

Smithing

Free "smithing" demonstration

At one time, the blacksmith was truly indispensable. He made, repaired and maintained all iron tools, household utensils and other essential items. The blacksmith will show you the properties of iron and tell you how you work with iron.

In front of the smithy we have set up a shoeing stock, which is used by the farrier on special occasions to shoe draught horses. If you want to be kept informed about these occasions, subscribe to our newsletter (Dutch speaking)!

Info

When
Individual visitors: from April to September every first and third Saturday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
Groups: on request.
Price
Individual visitors: free.
Groups: admission.
Extra
For groups by reservation only
Where
the MOT, Location Guldendal - Guldendal 20, 1850 Grimbergen
Contact
Tel. +32 2 270 81 11 – info@mot.be

Drilling a wooden pump

Many people still have a metal hand pump with which they pump water from a well. The predecessors of these metal pumps were completely made of wood. We will attempt to make a pump by piercing a length of 5 meters of wood by hand lengthwise and finishing it together with other parts to a usable pump. Follow this project in this  report.

Info

When
Postponed to date yet to be determined
Price
Free
Where
the MOT, Location Tommenmolen - Tommenmolenstraat 18, 1850 Grimbergen
Contact
Tel. +32 2 270 81 11 – info@mot.be