Museo Molino Nant Fach

Museo Molino Nant Fach, Trevelin: Address, Phone Number, Museo Molino Nant Fach Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Molino Nant Fach
4.5

4.5
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George L
Bradford on Avon53 contributions
Fascinating piece of history - but beware owner's extreme views!
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is an important piece of the history of then Welsh settlers in Patagonia. Beautiful setting and many interesting artefacts, documents and photographs. The owner Mervyn Evans is a direct descendent of one of the first Welsh settlers in the region . He is a larger than life character and an extremely talented engineer, pilot, etc etc. He talks at great length, in spanish, about the history of the Welsh community, the growth of the milling business and the mill itself. Unfortunately his history is not entirely accurate and has numerous derogatory comments about England and the English. Worse followed when he launched into enthusiastic praise for David Irving, the thoroughly discredited " historian" who has served time in prison for his holocaust denial writings. A great pity that such an important part of the remarkable history of the Welsh in Patagonia should be marred by the extreme rantings of Mr Evans.
Written March 2, 2019
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hammybcn
Barcelona, Spain20 contributions
Very instructive!!
Oct 2018 • Family
Nice place to visit, they explain perfect what they do and how they do it. Also you can bought natural flour and very cheap.
Written October 11, 2018
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GeryrEfail
Pontypridd, UK70 contributions
Wonderful place, presented by charismatic Mervyn
Apr 2018 • Couples
Located in a place of outstanding beauty, the mill captures the history of Patagonia.
The mill itself is still in good working order and is a beautiful wood design. Next to the main milling room they have gathered a range of artefacts which crystallise the history of the mill and community.

Mervyn is a charismatic host & will show you his home-built two seater aeroplane and single seat glider. They have some vintage Ford cars too.

One reviewer on Tripadvisor has commented negatively about Mervyn’s commentary about the history of the Welsh in Patagonia. The reviewer shows a dreadful ignorance of history and would do well to read a bit. Mervyn outlines the discrimination of the Victorian British state well, which resulted in an emigration of a few thousand Welsh to Patagonia to escape religious and linguistic/cultural persecution.

The mill is a wonderful place to visit - not to be missed
Written April 3, 2018
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fhw4121
17 contributions
BS
Mar 2018 • Family
Tour started out fine. Then some how owner managed to veer off on a whole lot of recesist remarks regarding the halacaust, as well as an erroneous history of Wales. Unpleasant experience!!!
Written March 14, 2018
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Pawl
Newport, UK330 contributions
Fascinating
Sep 2017 • Friends
Explains the founding of the town by Welsh settlers at the end of the eighteenth century. Well worth an hour.
Written September 28, 2017
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owsllyr
Anglesey, UK5 contributions
Fascinating
Aug 2016 • Friends
A fascinating and welcoming visit in the rain! Mervin was an excellent guide full of passion and enthusiasm for the history of Trevelin and the Welsh heritage. A genuine gem in the middle of the Welsh Andes.
Written November 7, 2016
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nandudu
Buenos Aires, Argentina33 contributions
interesting but very limited
Dec 2015 • Couples
we went other there out of the main touristic season so we could not take adventage of the guided tour (not available). the landscape around is really amazing but you do not need to enter the museum to enjoy it. the museum itself is quite limite: there are only three rooms to visit so in 15 min, you are pretty much done with the visit. maybe with the guided tour the taste would have been different. for me, it was quite expensive for what it really delivered.
Written December 12, 2015
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SaruMax
Buenos AIres15 contributions
Excelent place can't miss it!
Jan 2015 • Family
Fascinating place! incredible landscape and a GREAT history lesson and also I found it accurate.

I absolutely don't agree with other reviewers who talk about racism? The owner, welsh immigrants, only explains history as they experienced it.
Written January 6, 2015
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James B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
Interesting mill to visit, spoilt by inaccurate history lesson
Jan 2014
This is a modern reproduction of an old mill. Interesting to see Eco friendly use of water to operate different pieces of equipment, and in a nice setting.

Totally inaccurate and biased history lesson from start to finish. I could not work out where the owners political views lay, as he seemed to be anti everything. My Argentinian family and friends, we're embarrassed for me having to listen to the owners political rant. The only thing he was short of was the soap box to stand. Although I wanted to I just could not be bothered to address the inaccuracies to the owner.

If the owner reads this please just talk about water milling, as this is what interest the visitor.

I would still vist again but just to see the mill.
Written February 16, 2014
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Stewandbabs
London, UK4 contributions
Beautiful but inaccurate
Jan 2014
My boyfriend and I went to the mill hitch hiking from Trevelin as we didn't have a car. He is a baker, is also welsh and was very excited to see the mill. He has been greeted very warmly though quickly dismissed as he doesn't speak welsh (like many Welsh people nowadays). The first part of the tour is dedicated to the mill and how it works. It was very interesting but we thought it was a bit short. The second part of the tour left my boyfriend and I in disbelief. The information given was inaccurate, linked to false propaganda and full of hatred towards the English and England. We felt highly uncomfortable, especially as my boyfriend was born and bred in Wales and those feelings of hatred were not recognised as part of his culture in these modern days. There were lots of inappropriate political and racist remarks which we did not expect on a tour and felt were highly misplaced. Maybe the owner of the mill would benefit from a visit to Wales both north and south as we are sure that lots of Welsh people would not identify themselves with those feelings and keep rivalries to the rugby pitch!
Written January 27, 2014
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