The Museum of Herisem and Former Carboardmill Winderickx
The Herisem paper mill is an authentic example of a 16th century paper mill which shows you the old craft of making paper. The former cardboardmill Winderickx is a national treasure of industrial archeology: it sows you the authentic machinery of the first mechanic cardboard which was produced. The museum as a whole explains the genesis of the production of paper and cardboard in Belgium. It shows you how a craft became an industry driven by the influences of the industrial revolution in Belgium.
If you want to see and experience today how life was in a 16th century paper mill or a 19th-century cardboardmill, you have to visit this museum. With the help of TV-sreens or with a guide, you can walk through the old industrial complex and learn where all the machines were about. (The guided tour with a demonstration of handmade paper takes more or less one hour and 30 minutes).
The museum is every year closed 2 weeks after 21rd of july and 2 weeks with Christmas and New Year. However, groups with a guide can visit the museum the whole year.