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Wonderful little museum that can

Beautiful architecture. And a very interesting collection, displayed well put Shetland in many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Lots to see

I well thought out and intersting museum with something for everyone. Free entry. Great for a riny... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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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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Hays Dock, Lerwick ZE1 0WP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture. And a very interesting collection, displayed well put Shetland in many contexts. Great boat collection. Interesting geology, and commerce plus fascinating artifacts. Delightful experience. Great for all ages. Next to a movie theater, and right on the waterfront.

Thank dldmia
Reviewed 3 days ago

I well thought out and intersting museum with something for everyone. Free entry. Great for a riny day. Well situated in centre of Lerwick close to bus station.

Thank Cheeseyqueen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Free to all visitors, but there is a donations box, so please put a few pennies in there! There are a HUGE variety of exhibits and the gallery always has new artists showing. Great for a rainy day. Very well thought out displays.

Thank Carina M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staying in Lerwick it is must to ho there. Well organized and interesting presented items about Shetland history. Very good for a day out with family. And the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Hans-Georg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last week. Lots of interesting exhibits and some interactive displays. Our kids enjoyed doing the treasure hunt. A great, free museum. I felt as though I learnt lots!

Thank Thomisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shetland museum is a beautiful building in a beautiful location filled with history of the Island from the beginning to the present day. Spread over two floors it is easy to wander around here and lose yourself in the history and the stories of Shetland....More

Thank Travelr_Gal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is recommended if you like museums. It has a wide array of objects and artefacts, really well presented. All modern and up to date. Plenty of interactivity and things to listen to and watch. If you have a wider interest in the history...More

Thank Mojomike82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent museum of Shetland history, life and culture. Well laid out and a joy to visit. Free entry, though a donation is appreciated. Free WiFi, nice loos and a cafe (closes at 3pm most days).

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat awaits visitors to this museum. It is packed full of local interest - history, biology, fishing, lighthouses - you name it, and it'll be there! Entry is free, and you should take a lot of time to explore every corner. The current...More

Thank ChrisMcK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best museums I have ever been to!! Innovatively set up. Great shop. Highly recommend a visit to this place if you are in lerwick.

Thank Julidy1
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Near the dock and across from the bus station
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