The Steenmeulen: a mill and a museum in the heart of the Flemish countryside

A historic mill in Terdeghem near Steenvoorde

It is in Terdeghem, elected 5rd favorite village of the French, that the Steenmeulen is nestled. This traditional stone mill was built in 1864 to replace a wooden pivot mill. It was in 1938 that the miller Mr Michel Markey restored the mill that had been salvaged from a very sorry state, by making additional small original technical modifications, the fruit of his inventiveness. For example, it is the only mill in France with a safety device preventing the blades from turning upside down! Today, the mill still remains in the same family and is maintained by current miller Joseph Markey

By going to the Steenmeulen site, you will have the opportunity to discover it, but also to visit the museum of rural life...

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The Steenmeulen Museum in Terdeghem

Within the farm and its outbuildings adjoining the mill, a small museum of rural life in Flanders is now open to the public. It contains many everyday utensils dating from the beginning of the XNUMXth century, old tools, a small hop farm and its tools, all in a period interior.

Outside, everyone can appreciate the 500 m2 of park exhibiting period agricultural equipment, old tractors, machines running on petrol, oil, steam or drawn by horses... In short, the Steenmeulen museum allows a real leap into the past!

The miller's house

A period miller habitat has been reconstructed on the site. It is neither more nor less the childhood home of Joseph Markey himself! The miller's house was inaugurated in 2014. Open to visitors, it bears witness today to a slice of the past of Flanders, but also of the Markey family.

The visit to the miller's house includes a guided tour of the dining room, the bedroom and the kitchen, as well as the viewing of a film directed by Gérard Rauwel and Alain Desreveaux, devoted to the life of the millers of yesteryear.

Combine the visit of the Audomarois marsh with that of the Steenmeulen

With family or friends, discover the Audomarois marshes and the workshop labeled Living Heritage Company with the Boat Makers, and then set off to meet the millers... Two authentic visits similar to a leap into the past, in the heart of a territory rich in history.

Also ideal for group outings!

The Steenmeulen has parking for coaches and a comfortable reception room that can accommodate 100 people.

The Boat Makers can themselves accommodate groups of 60 people for visits to the workshop as well as visits to the marsh by boat. They also have a fleet of wooden boats for self-guided visits (rental) as well as a 64 m 2 marquee in case of rain!

Le Steenmeulen – 550 Route d’Eecke 59114 TERDEGHEM 03 28 48 16 10 or 06 78 18 15 73