Ta' Kola Windmill, Xaghra

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Ta' Kola Windmill, Il-Mitħna ta' Kola, is a windmill in the village of Xagħra, on the island of Gozo in the Maltese archipelago. It was built in 1725 by the Fondazione Vilhena of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena, and was rebuilt in the 1780s. It became a museum in 1992.Like many other Maltese windmills, it has a round central tower surrounded by a number of rooms. The sails and milling machinery have been restored, as have the miller's living-quarters. The museum also contains a large collection of traditional tools, mostly for wood- and iron-working.
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  • Went in, the lady scanned our ticket whilst chatting loudly on her mobile. She pointed our direction. The mill is full of museum bits and pieces little to do with the mill. Upstairs is set out as the ...  more »
  • Pleasant, interesting museum of rural life set within an old windmill. It was built in 1725 when there were many windmills in Malta built at the instigation of the Knights of St John to increase flour...  more »
  • One of many amazing antiquities in Xaghra, this well preserved, authentic windmill gives you the best evidence of how the miller lived and plied his trade. All the machinery is restored and visible fr...  more »
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  • Museum in an 18th century windmill. Shows how people lived 300 years ago. Plenty of everyday items to see. Part of the display explains how the mill worked. Sitting outside beneath the beautiful carob tree is so relaxing!
  • This windmill is not working anymore (300+ years old). Yet it's very interesting, well preserved, nicely taken care of.
  • Got to visit this well-preserved Windmill for free, as the ticket was complimentary with the tickets to Ggantija Temples. The windmill offers insight on the life of those who worked there. One can see the living quarters, and the tools workers used to use. A steep, winding staircase takes you to the very top, where one can see the wheat grinder.
  • Just a look at the past that you can touch and walk in. Good to see
  • Very interesting, enjoyed seeing the living rooms and climbing spiral staircase to see the grinding mechanism. Lovely and cool on a hot day. Wouldn't care to visit when busy in season.

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