European Regional Development Fund
Project “Milling - forgotten craft of our ancestors” is focused to increase the attractiveness of the border area through the joint development of cultural heritage on the border area along the Danube River. Unique national cultural technical monuments - water mills - along the Little Danube and - collection of mills, they compose a unit that cannot be seen elsewhere - in Szabadtéri Néprajzi Museum (largest outdoor museum in Hungary) are monuments of our ancestors whose preservation is an important task and challenge in the 21st century.
The aim of the project is to introduce the milling industry, one of the traditional crafts. The main activity of the project partners will be the reconstruction and conservation of buildings related to milling and making them visitor-friendly e.g. the Water Mill in Tomášikovo and collection of mills in Szentendre (wind mill from the Alföldi Rular Town Region; Horse-mill from the Felső-Tisza Region; water mill from the Balaton-felvidék Region; treadwheel from the Kisalföld Region; grinding mill from the Kisalföld Region). Project partners also plan to construct or renew complementary infrastructure, such as access road, visitor center at the Water Mill in Tomášikovo, a bicycle storage facility and a railway wain house in Skanzen. Project partners will offer various programs on development sites for the visitors by organizing an exhibitions about mills, bicycle and train tours, museum-pedagogical programs. Accompanying cross - border activities workshop and exhibition for experts and the public will be an important part of deepening the cooperation of the institutions concerned and other stakeholders. Targeted promotion and various publications will contribute to the increase in the attendance of cultural heritage sites.
The project will achieve a wider and more intensive interconnection of cultural heritage sites, will contribute to improving the quality of tourism services, while the awareness of the theme will be raised.
Trnavský samosprávny kraj
Trnava, Starohájska 10 91701
Szabadtéri Néprajzi Múzeum
2000 Szentendre, Sztaravodai út 75.
92504 Tomášikovo, Hlavná 319
Locations of investment
Szentendre, Sztaravodai út 75, 2000