Quendale Water Mill
Quendale Water Mill
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  • Gill H
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a Gem
    What a hidden gem! We came across this museum by chance and how lucky we were. A very interesting and informative look at a part of Shetlands history. Well laid out and the video set the scene for the exhibition. Rebecca gave us a very warm welcome. Thank you.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • margaret h
    Leeds, United Kingdom284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant
    What a lovely surprise to find this mill today. We only arrived today too and we’re driving round just noseying. This mill is run by a committee and volunteers. The 2 who were there were very informative and spoke with great enthusiasm about the old mill. We thought it was really interesting, as well as being dog friendly and having decent coffee too. There is a lot of old equipment and tools too on display. This place is well worth a visit as is their lovely shop on site.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Chris M
    Wetherby, United Kingdom1,385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting watermill museum on a working farm
    Our group tour included a visit to this small museum. On arrival we were given a short talk on the mill, which is interestingly situated in a working farm. There is also a video providing information on the area and mill. As well as the water mill, there are also displays of mill/farm machinery and other items, including information folders. When we visited there was a large display of model vehicles. Space is limited in some areas of the building and a visitor route is signed to ease movement. There is also an outside yard area, and a shop, where items from Shetland can be bought. The museum is only open in the summer months, but is well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2024
  • RLY3
    Sheffield, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating and Friendly Museum
    We visited this museum by chance and were so pleased that we did. The gentleman on duty, Geordie, was friendly, helpful and passionate about the museum. We enjoyed talking to him. I had never seen a water mill before, so this made the visit especially interesting. There was a lot of local history on display, as well as the actual building and equipment, which showed a by-gone way of life. There was a decent museum shop with very reasonable prices. I would highly recommend a visit.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 June 2024
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RLY3
Sheffield, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We visited this museum by chance and were so pleased that we did. The gentleman on duty, Geordie, was friendly, helpful and passionate about the museum. We enjoyed talking to him. I had never seen a water mill before, so this made the visit especially interesting. There was a lot of local history on display, as well as the actual building and equipment, which showed a by-gone way of life. There was a decent museum shop with very reasonable prices. I would highly recommend a visit.
Written 11 June 2024
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Paradise52326874516
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
A really great visit. The guy who showed us around was really friendly and knowledgeable about all kinds of things. The mill is really interesting and well restored and you get to find out a load of stuff about Shetland beyond the mill. Thanks.
Written 6 May 2024
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Chris M
Wetherby, UK1,385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Our group tour included a visit to this small museum. On arrival we were given a short talk on the mill, which is interestingly situated in a working farm. There is also a video providing information on the area and mill. As well as the water mill, there are also displays of mill/farm machinery and other items, including information folders. When we visited there was a large display of model vehicles. Space is limited in some areas of the building and a visitor route is signed to ease movement. There is also an outside yard area, and a shop, where items from Shetland can be bought. The museum is only open in the summer months, but is well worth a visit.
Written 28 February 2024
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margaret h
Leeds, UK284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a lovely surprise to find this mill today. We only arrived today too and we’re driving round just noseying. This mill is run by a committee and volunteers. The 2 who were there were very informative and spoke with great enthusiasm about the old mill. We thought it was really interesting, as well as being dog friendly and having decent coffee too. There is a lot of old equipment and tools too on display. This place is well worth a visit as is their lovely shop on site.
Written 15 September 2023
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Gill H
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a hidden gem! We came across this museum by chance and how lucky we were. A very interesting and informative look at a part of Shetlands history. Well laid out and the video set the scene for the exhibition. Rebecca gave us a very warm welcome. Thank you.
Written 22 August 2023
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John S
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A really interesting out of the way place of C18-19th history of milling corn using water power and making flour and all the things that went with it. Run by volunteers but we’ll organised and displayed it is really interesting, you need around an hour to look at the mill machinery, a very good video, talk with the local volunteers and turn back the clock well before supermarkets and TV amd also learn of the terrible effects of an oil tanker being wrecked on their coast involving local residents forced to leave their homes!
There is a good coffee machine, ice cream and a small shop and very good toilets.
Ooo - if you have time for a short walk the stunning deserted Quendale beach is 15 mins away.
Written 1 August 2023
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Maria
Whitehorse, Canada69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
The mill is beautifully restored and the gentleman was so very helpful and knowledgeable. One of my highlights for my Shetland visit
Written 22 June 2023
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Paulina J
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Found this little museum just driving around.
There was other couple in the museum with us and the curator set up a film about the water wheel mill for us. It was very informative and the remnants of the working mill were both impressive and well preserved.
Mini gift shop was well stocked and the toilets were lovely and clean.
Written 5 May 2023
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hoteljunkie99
Emsworth, UK340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I have to admit we came here mainly in search of coffee, but were welcomed by the hospitable and knowledgeable curator, who set up the 10-minute video for us – very interesting.
The exhibits are quite eclectic, but intriguing. It does not take very long to walk around.
Tea and coffee is from a machine – don't try the latte. Biscuits can be bought in the gift shop.
Toilets are smart and modern. The gift shop has plenty of puffin-related items, but also some more unusual options, including fishing flies.
There are only a few car parking spaces, two of which are for disabled drivers. It's hard to see where the mill is from the road if there's a camper van parked there.
Written 14 June 2022
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Boris_the_Bold99
Edinburgh, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Interesting/informative video, loads of fascinating archive material and a friendly & well-informed guide - well worth the small entrance fee, if you are down at the south end of the Shetland mainland
Written 13 October 2021
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