The Wayside Folk Museum

The Wayside Folk Museum
& Trewey Watermill

Zennor, Near St. Ives, TR26 3DA
Tel: (01736) 796945

Fully restored 19th century working watermill

A unique private museum, founded in 1935, covering every aspect of life in Zennor and district from 3,000 BC to the 1950's. Waterwheels, Mill-house, Wheelwright's, Blacksmith's, a Miller's cottage with kitchen and parlour, plus exhibits on tin mining, fishing, domestic life and archaeology. Children's Museum Quiz Trail. Nearby is the famous Mermaid Chair in the village church.

Trewey Mill last worked 150 years ago and since 2010, produces high quality stone-ground wholemeal flour milled from organic wheat, using original 19th century machinery. It is one of only two fully working watermills in Cornwall.


In the village of Zennor about one hundred yards south of the church.

Now Closed

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