Ta' Kola Windmill

Ta' Kola Windmill, Xaghra: Hours, Address, Ta' Kola Windmill Reviews: 4/5

Ta' Kola Windmill
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Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,609 contributions
May 2019
We did not plan to visit it, but the entry is included in the ticket for Ggantuja temples so we gave it a look. Good exhibition of old times work (and tools) at the windmill - the mill itself dates back to 1725 and is one of the few surviving windmills on the Maltese Islands dating to the Period of the Knights. The kitchen, dining room and bedrooms were recreated with use of old, traditional furniture and items related to Gozitan craft.
Written March 1, 2020
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Sistersvsglobe
Noida, India98 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This windmill gives a gorgeous look to this area of Gozo. Although we didn't plan to go inside it, the entry for the same is included in the ticket of Ggantija temple (which is a must visit). So once you buy the ticket for the temple, keep it safe inside your bag; which can be used for the entry of the windmill too. The ticket is for €9, which includes entry to both the attractions.
Written June 16, 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Nov 2020
Once you buy the ticket for the temples, you get access to this windmill. there is a few floors to visit, with some information about the miller. It opens 3 or 4 days a week, for visitors.
Written December 10, 2020
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Dear Ana_L_23, Thank you for reviewing Ta' Kola Windmill we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we will be happy to welcome you back again. Very much appreciated 😊!
Written January 26, 2021
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Groovedoctor
Italy13 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
This place is just round the corner from the Ggantija temples, and we used our Ggantija tickets to get in. The attendant was very knowledgable and friendly - he gave us an interesting run-through on the history and functioning of the mill. The mill is currently being restored and apparently it will be complete with new sails by April 2016.
Written December 29, 2015
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Mary C
California94 contributions
Nov 2019
Across the road from Ggantija, the old windmill is a museum filled with tools used by millers that worked and lived here for hundreds of years. It's well worth the time to see how folks lived on Malta centuries ago and how grain was made into flour.
Written October 28, 2020
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LAHLAH50
52 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had a ticket for this and Ggantija and nearly did not come to the mill but it is a great little museum and well worth visiting. Lots of interesting tools and history, including a short history of food production in the region.
Written November 30, 2019
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TubaKoseogluOkcu
Istanbul, Turkey5,426 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is an old mill dating back to 1725 which serves as a museum today. Its entrance ticket also covers Ggantija Temples which are located just across.

Well, it's a small, simple museum, doesn't offer anything spectacular. In case you are around and you have time, it worths a visit but unless you are interested in old mills, it does not worth a special visit.

There is also a kiosk just across the entrance where you buy snacks, refreshments and souvenirs.
Written September 18, 2018
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK8,282 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
We came here because it was included in the ticket with the Ggintja temples. The windmill is a few minutes walk from the entrance to the temples and easy to spot!
The tour is self guided and it was interesting to read about the last miller and his skills and achievements. The ground floor has examples of the tools used and the milling trade and the upper floor the mill workings and living quarters. Nothing amazing but worth half an hour or so.
Written February 19, 2018
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bebsaurus_13
Paris, France744 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The windmill is right across the road from the much more famous unesco heritage temple site but didn't seem anywhere near as frequented - despite being included in the ticket price.

The museum is simple but fascinating, showing the place of the windmill in gozo history and society as well as telling the story of the last miller. You can climb all the way to the top to see how the mechanism worked, and also see the living quarters of the windmill keeper.

It is well worth the extra trip down the road if you are already there for the temples.
Written October 14, 2017
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LouJF2013
Redditch, UK109 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
The guy that took us round really brought history alive and it was so lovely for my little girl (who can't read yet) to have him explain the story of the mill to us. A lovely visit, thank you!
Written April 10, 2016
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