For a long time Aldino was a remote mountain village on Monte Regolo, the inhabitants were largely subsistence farmers. They built numerous mills and other pieces of equipment for processing grain. When a road to Aldino was built in the 1950s more and more farmers found lucrative work outside the village, and the mills and equipment were left to lie fallow and became derelict over time.

To ensure that this rural tradition is not completely forgotten the museum association Aldino repaired them, restored several mills and now displays them to the public. Using only the power of water our mills Thalmühle, Matznellermühle, the water forge and the Venetian saw are still operated today as they were then.