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Shetland Museum and Archives

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum which is very well laid out and stacked with... read more

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Bordeaux, France
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The visit was grat, layed out well with lots of history to read and look at. eating place attached... read more

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Shetland Museum and Archives is located on Hay's Dock, which was restored during the building of this award winning visitor attraction.Discover the islands' many secrets through the exhibits and displays, and take a look in the boat shed where you...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
+44 1595 695057
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Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum which is very well laid out and stacked with information. Our afternoon visit sped by, infact we didn’t manage to go properly to the end and were amongst the last few people to leave just before closure....More

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Reviewed yesterday

The visit was grat, layed out well with lots of history to read and look at. eating place attached to it also. View from eating area was excellent. Lots Lots to read

Thank Brendon I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every aspect of Shetland’s history is accessible here from its fascinating pre-history to the oil industry and everything in between. They are blessed with a particularly rich collection of donated personal artefacts which give a great insight into life in the isles. Shetland’s textile history...More

Thank lady_isobel
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a super Museum with so many areas of interest, easily laid out and depicting various ways of life during decades, written and visual information is good, thoroughly enjoyable visit

Thank 19Di_a_nne
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was very nice with lots of interesting facts and actual pictures of the people of the Shetlands. Had boat and even a boat building area. The Shetlands are beautiful and going to this museum makes you even appreciate it more.

Thank Marsha1354
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited a few times over the last few years and this museum never fails to impress. It has a local feel but the quality is superb. The exhibits are really brought to life and the detail is superb.

Thank TinbumNorthWales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is one of the gems in the Lerwick museum scene. There are constantly interesting talks and events on, in addition to a high quality display on the history of Shetland. We went several times, and the shop is also very good with locally...More

Thank Kristi S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steeped in history you feel as if your going back in time the grandchildren love it lots of the things in the museum bring back so many memories when I was a boy

Thank Windor2272
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is outstanding. It looks as though millions of pounds have been spent building and arranging the exhibits. It is comprehensive in its coverage of life in the Shetlands throughout the ages. Admission is free and I would recomment two or three short visits...More

Thank Rhodri T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of Shetland, from earliest times, is skilfully and compellingly related through a series of audio-visual and other exhibits and artefacts in this impressive two-storey building. It describes the geological evolution of the archipelago, the development of flora and fauna, and the peoples -...More

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Near the dock and across from the bus station
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