In 2015 the number of mills in Orfű increased once again. The construction of the paper mill is an important part of our endeavour to showcasing the widest variety of traditional mills typical to the region as possible.
Papermaking began in the Mecsek mountains in the middle of the eighteenth century. Our mill is a reconstruction of a traditional local paper mill, where we can present the old ways of papermaking with newly created instruments and tools. The water wheel powers – through a camshaft – heavy hammers which pound away with a deafening roar, creating the fiber pulp (or furnish) that is the basis of paper screening.
In the paper screening workshop you can get acquainted with the screening vat, the screen fitted with our own watermark and the paper presses. Based on previous registration we also conduct paper screening workshops in our the mill.