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Address: Triq Marija Bambina, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 2112, Malta
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+356 2156 1071
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at...

OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs).

Ta' Kola Windmill in Xaghra, Gozo, is one of the few surviving windmills on the Maltese Islands dating back to the Knights' Period. Its origins go back to 1725 during the magistracy of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena (1722-36).

Nowadays, the windmill houses one of the largest known collections of tools, some of which were manufactured by the last miller who lived inside the mill. The site offers a glimpse into the traditional rural life of the locals during the past centuries.

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Small but interesting

Small museum representing local life from a few generations ago when there were many of these mills on the island and villagers depended on them fro their bread. Plenty of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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North Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small museum representing local life from a few generations ago when there were many of these mills on the island and villagers depended on them fro their bread. Plenty of artefacts and information boards. Worth a visit, see Ggantija site as well. Easy walk between.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ticket for Ta'Kola Windmill is included in the ticket for the Ggantija Temples (10€/adult). Not that impressive as the temples but nice and also well cared for.

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Thank Schöneberg, E
Xaghra, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really interesting place with lots of information. Recently restored mechanism fantastic. There is more to see than you might think

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

30 euros bought us a family ticket to see this and the ggantija temples round the corner, and we considered the expense worthwhile. Its a nice windmill, (not that we have much experience of them) but my husband especially enjoyed it, looking at the tools etc. My daughter and I loved seeing the living areas and reading about the last... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you have a little extra time when visiting the Ġgantija temple ruins then you might think about spending 15-20 mins taking a look at this historic old windmill. It's free if you use your Heritage Malta pass (highly recommended).

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Thank Walter W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Is great to see all the tools and the story of the last miller, and the restoration, specially the engine of the windmill is really nice, I only missed a show of how it works. Is the second time that I go close to the last addmission time but they always let us go in for a quick look

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Thank Gabriel F
Mallow, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The windmill is conveniently situated by the Ggantija temples and is worth a visit. It would be even more worthwhile if the rather random collection of well-preserved old tools and equipment was adequately labelled. There's plenty of information about Maltese agriculture and similarities and differences between it and farming pracrises in other Mediterranean island communities. The miller's quarters were quite... More 

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Thank Jane A
Siggiewi, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The mill and the collections of equipment and tools are very well preserved and displayed. A must see by the Maltese and tourists.

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Kovilpatti, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

From outside it looked like just the windmill with a huge base. it has a lot more interesting stuff inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This windmill is in excellent condition and quite a museum. It is quite a steep climb up narrow steps to the top of the mill but worthwhile iif you are fit.

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