Hellenurme Watermill Museum

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Hellenurme Watermill Museum

Hellenurme Watermill Museum
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Hellenurme Watermill makes you feel like you have gone back to the era of your predecessors. The machinery here mostly dates back to the 1930s and is still in working order. The miller opens the water gates and starts the mill when visitors arrive. You can watch the entire process of grains being made into flour, semolina, groats. The landlady then spoils you with some warm bran balls and drinks. People at the mill are firm followers of the folk calendar, so order a tour on the mill on the holiday or season that is the most exciting for you. Interesting facts: The mill was established by the Middendorff family in the 1880s.
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AdventurePhiles
Dallas, TX807 contributions
Wonderful tour of the traditional ways
Apr 2016 • Couples
This is the place to learn a lot about the subtleties of how your bread is made and the many, many forms of flour that come from grains. And there is the pleasure of seeing and feeling the water-driven milling process - from nearly 100 year old machines to traditional stone grinding.

We called at the last minute and Mae, the owner, said to come on by, that she would be happy to show us around. We were lucky she was available. We arrived and she greeted us and gave us a private tour. She shared her family history of owning the mill and explained all about the different flours and mechanisms of operation. She served us some of her delicious home made bread afterwards. What a treat!
Written 28 April 2016
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Michèl T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands48 contributions
A great place to get familiar with Estonian traditions
Mar 2015 • Business
Our group was welcomed with a great meal, in the big kitchen where the food was prepared. We had a marvelous lunch and after that an enthousiastic guide that showed us how the onyl working water mill in Estonia made flower from whole grain. I could really recommend a visit and a stroll in the vicinity.
Written 11 March 2015
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merike sy
Tallinn, Estonia52 contributions
Watermill middle of nowhere
Feb 2015 • Friends
You can not believe, but it is still working watermill in Estonia, already 134 and still making good quality fresh flour for different kind of grains. And it is making not only flour, but also electricity!
Last year the very kind mill-lady Mae opened her new breadroom, it means you taste or even youself make a bread! Nice idea! Call advance definately.
Written 12 February 2015
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Ode64
Jyväskylä, Finland92 contributions
Cosy watermill museum
Sep 2014 • Business
The water mill is the last watermill in Estonia still working. The owner got his grandfather's father's mill and renovated it. There is still work to do but the place is open for visitors - groups only. The basic package takes about 2 hours. It starts with making individual rye breads and, while they are baking in the oven, continues with a tour around the mill. A good home cooked lunch or dinner in the cozy kitchen makes the package perfect. This was one of the biggest favourites of my group during the whole trip in Estonia.
Written 20 September 2014
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