The children saw how the power from the main tide driven water wheel is transferred to the main shaft and on to the milling stones using the cogs known as the pit wheel, wallower, great spur wheel and the stone nuts.
They saw the cog known as the crown wheel, which has wooden teeth.
And how they use pulleys to transfer power to the sack hoist and flour dresser.
There was a model of the Tide Mill showing how all the parts work together.
The children also saw the tuns containing the millstones and some millstones not currently in use.
We had a guide to show us round. We thought he would have to speak loudly as it would be noisy but it was surprisingly quiet!
The children were able to enjoy interactive displays showing transmission of movement between cogs.
There were also lots of displays explaining the parts of the tide mill and how worked.