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Musée des Moulins

Museum (VILLENEUVE-D'ASCQ)


The museum takes you on a discovery tour of all the facets of mill activity, from the evolution of technologies to the many professions involved with mills. During this educational visit, you'll find out about a whole range of techniques, from the Neolithic grinders to the modern roller mills, and all the different sources of energy that have been used, from the hand of man, through water, wind, steam and gas, all the way to electricity. But what makes this site truly memorable is an original addition to the museum's collection: the three mills that were moved here before being restored. The Olieux mill from Audruicq used to extract oil from flax seed or rapeseed; the flour mill came from Ruminghem; and the water mill from Vers-sur-Selle. 

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