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Friendly staff and good walking area

We didn’t do the tour as we had done it on a previous visit. We always come to the Quendale area... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Inverness, United Kingdom
via mobile
Locally run small museum in old water mill

It's a low-key place so don't expect fireworks, but it is worth the trouble of going there if you... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We didn’t do the tour as we had done it on a previous visit. We always come to the Quendale area for the birdwatching which has turned up some rare birds in previous years. We used the toilets here many times as there are no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed 17 August 2018

It's a low-key place so don't expect fireworks, but it is worth the trouble of going there if you are in range of it. The water mill no longer works but has been restored by local history enthusiasts with a video and explanations of its...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank grainnemhaol
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Really interesting place, shows how things used to be. Well maintained and restored so that you get a real sense of what it would be like when a working mill. Guy on desk very informative and there is a short video to watch. Sign says...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank plushdragon
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Place to visit when weather not as good. Friendly staff. Information past use, not in action now but has been cared for. Toilet facilities here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 609miriamc
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting visit to a restored water mill. The short film gave all the history of the site and you can then wander round at your leisure. Would recommend.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carole T
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Clearly much time and trouble has gone into making this an interesting place to visit from a reconstruction of the water mill wheel etc - not working - but well displayed and described to a bountiful range of agricultural machinery relevant to the farming in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank osmium2046
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Interesting place to visit. Video and tour the mill. Small gift shop. Tourist information and coffee and biscuits.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pam D
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Near the Loch of Spiggie this restored water mill has a fascinating display which brings to life the agricultural history of Shetland. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ullans
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Not a working water mill. It would be better if it was. 'cafe' not really a café. would not visit again.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BeverleyNash
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We had tried to visit out of season on a previous holiday to Shetland, but the mill was closed. This visit was planned to be in "peak tourism season" and we were pleasantly surprised with the museum. The guardian of the day was a really...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Aweighandappy
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