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Övraby Mill

Visit one of the few windmills in Sweden whose building and machinery have been preserved in their original condition. The mill, a so-called “Holländare” (“Dutchman”), is in working order and is operated for the public during the annual Mölledagarna (“Mill Days”).

Övraby mölla was built in 1887. Constructor and first proprietor was the miller Ola Andersson of Munkamöllan. In 1973, Föreningen Övraby mölla – Övraby Mill Association was founded, which was able to buy the mill from the last private owner, Nils Bromé, with the help of grants from Kungafonden and others. Thereafter, an extensive restoration of the Mill and the adjacent mill house was begun.

The Mill is self-turning, which means that the sails automatically rotate the cap against the wind as the wind changes. There are two different types of mills. A groatmill and a gristmill. There is also an elevator, a grain crusher, a roller with an express bolter and a winnower. The Mill has a hoisting mechanism for grain. Nowadays, there is also a crude-oil engine that functions as an auxiliary engine. The wind is caught using two pairs of sails measuring 19 × 2.35 metres. For every turn of the sails, the mill stones turn seven or eight times.

Every summer the mill association holds Möllans dag, when the mills are operated and you can buy old-fashioned, stoneground flour. Coffee is also served on these days.

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27391 Tomelilla
Tel: 0411 – 55 12 06

E-mail: Missing

Toilets: Yes
Disabled toilets: No
Disabled access: No
Elevators: No
Parking: Yes

Opening hours:

The mill is always open to
individual visitors.

Tours by arrangement.

Admission: Free
Food & Drink: No
Website: Övraby Mölla
Distance to public transportation: Get off at the “Allevad” bus stop, Skånetrafiken bus SkåneExpressen 4. Thereafter, it is a 3.3 kilometre walk to the Övraby Mölla