The Molino Museum


Old weights at the windmill museum, Mazo.
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…

Old oil lamps at the windmill museum, Mazo.
Oil lamps

… 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.

Gears underneath the windmill, Mazo.

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.

Gears underneath the windmill, Mazo.

Best of all, you can still turn some of the mechanism by hand. Of course kids love this.

Gears underneath the windmill, Mazo.
The brake and the bread kneader

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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