The historical rollers of the watermill built on the Vízfő-spring represent the height of technological advance of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Milling has taken place here since the eleventh century, but the mill received its current form around the middle of the 19th century.
The mill has been functioning as a museum since 1970. Following nationalization by the Communist regime, the mill lay dormant for 45 years, when, in the 1990s it was our grandfather’s and father‘s skill and dedication gave new life to the machinery: the mill started grinding again.
Following the death of these two safeguarding millers, grinding in the mill came to an abrupt end – the machines are waiting to roar into action again under the care of a similarly dedicated miller.
Whilst in the dry mill millstones were used in the grinding process, the water mill features the technology of roll grinding still employed today. Here, we can see the cereal milling technology that has been in use since the industrialisation of the 19th century, along with the various ways in which the cereal was transported, cleaned, huffed, and sieved. On the lowest floor of the mill, in the wheel house, we can marvel at the sole waterwheel keeping this whole operation in motion.