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Wayside Folk Museum

Age group: 6+

Location: WEST Cornwall


Contact: St Ives





Wayside Folk Museum was a privately run attraction in Zennor, west Cornwall and was home to over 5000 artefacts about the local area, although this attraction closed in 2015. The museum had around a dozen sections dedicated to farming, mining and even shoemaking. It initially began with Colonel Freddie Hirst collecting relics associated with the local area around Zennor, which then eventually became the Wayside Museum in 1937. at its peak it brought in around 10,000 visitors a year. The oldest pieces in the museum were grinding querns from about 3,000BC – there were in fact 12 of these at Wayside (compared to only three located at the British Museum). Previously run by Bob & Sara Priddle, they eventually decied to sell up.


For those that never made it to this attraction, below is a short video from youtube giving an insight into what it had to offer.

St Ives 5 miles, Penzance 9 miles,  Sennen 15 miles