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Shetland Museum and Archives

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Great exhibitions - well laid out

Great range of exhibitions reflecting Shetland life and work. Plenty of space to move around and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary R
Preston, United Kingdom
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Fantastic museum

This museum is so well done, it really is one of the best museums I have been to. It is simply... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stockton-on-Tees, 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
+44 1595 695057
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All reviews shetland museum well worth a visit interactive displays cafe restaurant two floors oil industry couple of hours modern building pre history rainy day gift shop all ages hays dock first floor nice cafe few hours the ground floor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great range of exhibitions reflecting Shetland life and work. Plenty of space to move around and see everything.

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is so well done, it really is one of the best museums I have been to. It is simply essential if you want to learn more about the history and culture of the Shetland Isles.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Shetland Museum one very wet morning with my wife and two Canadian friends and found it an absolutely fascinating place. When we first arrived, the front desk were extremely helpful in pointing us in the right direction for the things we were interested...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like that this museum focused on boats as well periods of time. Enjoyed seeing the old car as well other interesting artefacts. Had lunch at their cafe.

Thank jcovecbns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum and particularly good if you want help looking up your ancestry. The staff couldn't be more knowledgeable and spend a lot of time trying to help. The building is modern and sleek inside and very clean. Everything and anything you...More

Thank Travel_Teddybears
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and not just because it was pretty much the only place open in Lerwick on a Sunday. It's extremely informative and the exhibits and artifacts are both plentiful and very well laid out.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a lovely modern space which tells you about Shetland History form the earliest of times to the present day. I love the knitting collection. I have been in the archives to research the fisher girls, listened to children play Scottish music in the...More

Thank JillG411
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Museum covers the Islands from the very begining to the present day, from the Ice age to the Oil revolution and a whole lot in between. It is highly interactive and would excite children's curiosity, be they 2 years old or 102 years old....More

Thank rphood2004
Reviewed 2 October 2018

`i accompanied my wife a few times to the museum as she was involved in the Wool Week and it was used as the 'hub' for all of the participants including some evening talks etc. It is brilliantly put together as a museum and well...More

Thank j4c4h4d4
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The museum is a must for visitors. Vast variety of exhibits, beautifully displayed with informative descriptions. Imaginative layout, education but never boring. Pity that one of the most impressive Shetland treasures, the St. Ninian's Isle treasure is only in replica form with the originals in...More

Thank Jarl63
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Near the dock and across from the bus station
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