Sunday, demo day!

From April to September it is demo day every first Sunday of the month.

You can see the blacksmith, the miller, the beekeeper and the woodworker at work in the various departments of the museum.

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 fees and general booking conditions
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

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: see admission fees 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

Beekeeping

The timber-framed beehive shelter at the Liermolen site is the perfect home for the bees kept by the beekeepers of the Royal Society for Beekeeping of the Grimbergen region. Our beekeepers are happy to give you some background information about their work.

Info

When
Individual visitors: from April to September every first and third Saturday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
Price
Free
Where
the MOT, Location Liermolen - Vorststraat 8, 1850 Grimbergen
Contact
Tel. +32 2 270 81 11 – info@mot.be

Threading a wooden screw

Screws are not used just for fixing stuff. They are also used to clamp, lift and adjust things. To make a bench vice, a G-clamp or a spinning wheel, carpenters would not buy expensive handforged screws. They would make them out of wood. Wooden screws could range from a small nutcracker to a huge olive press. How to turn a piece of wood into a screw is far from easy. During this demo you can watch how it's done and give it a try yourself.

Info

When
Individual visitors: from April to September every first and third Saturday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
Price
Free
Where
the MOT, Afdeling Tommenmolen - Tommenmolenstraat 18, 1850 Grimbergen
Contact
Tel. +32 2 270 81 11 – info@mot.be