Tommenmolen

The site of the Tommenmolen is located in the middle of the green Maalbeek valley. The buildings and surroundings invite you to discover the heritage.

Mill
In this 16th-century grain water mill you can visit the exhibition MOT&GO

Half-timbered barn
The original barn was burnt down. In 1980, a half-timbered barn which had previously stood a few hundred metres away was erected on the same spot

Bread oven
The bread oven was also moved to Tommenmolen Mill from elsewhere in Grimbergen. It was rebuilt in 2016

Horse mill
This is powered by one or two horses, and is suitable for lighter work. It can be used to power small agricultural machines such as the thresher, the strip mill or the churn.

Shear legs
This shear legs are a reconstruction made on the basis of a specimen from our collection and from images. It was created for MOT&GO

museum-café
The Tommenmolen Mill museum café-restaurant, which has a lovely garden terrace. And this is also a popular spot for walkers and cyclists

History

Tommenmolen Mill is a water-powered grain mill on the Maalbeek. It was originally owned by the lords of Ter Tommen, but was later acquired by Grimbergen Abbey. The current mill building dates from the 16th century, but was thoroughly renovated in the 19th century. Tommenmolen Mill has been a section of the MOT since 1980.

Info

Where
 the MOT, Location Tommenmolen - Tommenmolenstraat 18, 1850 Grimbergen
Contact
02 270 81 11 or info@mot.be

© Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed - 24-03-1981

© Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed - 24-03-1981