This is a working water mill in daily use for grinding grain and producing
the Museums' own flour. The large scale mechanism is built chiefly of
wood and iron and is a wonderful example of early engineering showing energy
conversion, power transmission and gearing.
Click here for a video clip of the mechanism in
If you are interested in viewing the footings of a tidal mill
|Possible links to Units 2E and 6E
Forces in movement and action
|A worksheet investigates the structure of the mill power
train and gearing ratios.
to view and/or print
How the Lurgashall Mill Works
||A description, with diagrams, of the
workings of the mill.