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19.09.2008 - 31.08.2009: The world of milling

With the help of themes and of about a hundred authentic objects, the visitor discovers the history and the techniques of milling:

The history of milling speaks of the evolution of the various techniques of milling: from the millstone and the prehistoric rubbing-stone to the roll-mill and going through the discovery of the continuous circular movement which at the root of milling as such.


But there’s a long way between grains and flour. Grains are first crushed, then they make a mush out of them and they are milled afterwards. Wheat is not the only one to get milled. There is also rye, oats, corn, spices, and so on.


• Without energy, no mill and no flour. The mill of Evere has followed the technical evolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries: wind, steam and then electricity. This theme also considers any other energy source that was used in milling.