2020: Scaffolding and stone
In 2020 the exhibition Scaffolding and stone opened. During Open Monument Day, visitors received a word of explanation from the museum employees. A stonemason demonstrated how to cut straight building blocks from rough chunks of natural stone and told extensively about the various operations, tools and finishes.
2019: Discover the water-mill landscapes of GrimbergenThe many stops along the walking and cycling tour through the Maalbeek valley provided information, demos and activities about the interaction between the water mills, nature and the landscape.
2018: a new life for the timber framed barn
The Tommenmolen barn comes from another site in Grimbergen and was moved to Tommenmolen around 1980. For years, it served as an exhibition space. It was recently emptied to make room for demonstrations, workshops and other activities. On Open Monument Day, we told the story of this barn and the half-timbering technique it is built in. The children tried their hand at wattle and daub.
2017: Grimbergen, NATUURLIJK (erf)GOED!
Heritage and nature go hand in hand in Grimbergen. A medieval mote that is taken over by nature, a castle where only the trees remaine, water mills on the Maalbeek that shape the landscape, a timberframed beehive shelter in the making, a newly restored wood fired bake oven...
2016: Grimbergen from moat to donjon
Grimbergen, from moat to donjon. The moat in the Borgt and the castle in the Prinsenbos… two monuments who embody the rich, yet eventful past of Grimbergen.
The castle is under construction and the work men are at sixes and sevens!
2001: Raw material, food for thought - Metal
As part of the Open Monument day with the theme metal, the MOT presented a steal chart of known, and especially lesser known metal trades. Several enthusiastic craftsmen demonstrated what can be, and was made with metal.