A collection of old weights
As well as the workshop making replica ceramics, the windmill at Mazo houses a small museum. Entry is free, but there are a couple of places you can make a donation. Upstairs is mostly a collection of old tools: an old Singer sewing machine, combs for flax, knife grinders, braziers…
… the millers glasses, shepherd’s poles, long handled pallets for putting bread in a large oven. To be honest, it’s all crammed in rather haphazardly, but it’s almost all labelled, and it’s rather fun.
But the best bit is downstairs. Much of the bottom of the windmill is still there. You can see the main flywheel and the gears, and hoppers for the grain.
Best of all, you can still turn some of the mechanism by hand. Of course young boys love this.
The brake and the bread kneader