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Oh my goodness! So good

This was my fifth visit to this tiny place and if I come to Shetland again I will definitely be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Absolutely fantastic

Loved our visit. We hit lucky and got the place to ourselves, met the lovely Linda, who told us so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Boddam, Dunrossness, | Dunrossness, Lerwick, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here on the very last day of our trip and were so glad we did. The buildings are tucked away down a slope quite hidden and it feels like you are entering a time portal. Dank and dark inside with a smoky fire...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent insight how life used to be like in Shetland and Orkney, well guided and very interesting. Lovely smell from the Peat reek fire...

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is in a restored traditional farmhouse unfortunately it was closed when we visited. The outside of the property was interesting as there are several unique buildings including a old boat that was repurposed as the roof of a storage hut. It is mind...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my fifth visit to this tiny place and if I come to Shetland again I will definitely be going back! The steward was incredibly knowledgeable and eager to share information and despite the whole place only occupying a few square feet I felt...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our privately contracted via the Internet, Shetland Mini-Bus tour, our driver / guide Grant Redfern, proudly showed us the immaculately preserved Croft House dating to the 1880s, left as the original owner left it at his death in 1960- The only update (for safety...More

Thank Gus H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit. We hit lucky and got the place to ourselves, met the lovely Linda, who told us so much about the history of the place, and Shetland itself. A really worth while place to visit, and experience what it’s like stood in that...More

Thank ZoeBarrie
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This was lived in by a farmer until his death and is just as he left it. Peat was burning in the fireplace. Original furnishings and thatched roof. Don't bypass thsi.

Thank taxlady63
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This old croft, restored to how it used to look when the last occupant left in the 1960's is well worth a visit, especially to the kid generation who start to shake uncontrollably when they can't get internet access! Simple, hard living but fascinating, allow...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Historic croft house with tiny well furnished rooms with very competent staff. She took us on a virtual walk through 300 years of history in a very lively way. Excellent.

Thank Globetrotterin2
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Really interesting place to visit. Really shows how people used to live in crofts. There was even a peat fire burning. Guy who talked to us was very knowledgable and spent a long time explaining things. Well worth a visit.

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Response from StefanHaeger | Reviewed this property |
We took a bus from Lerwick. It was maybe a 15-20 minutes walk from the bus stop to the Croft House museum but that was not a problem. I suggest you check the time tables for the buses back to Lerwick before you go.
10 July 2016|
Response from mildaledrinker | Reviewed this property |
Museum is over 30km (c.20mi) from Lerwick. No.6 bus from Lerwick every 2 hours approx., takes about 1 hour each way. Unless you've a special interest in the Croft House specifically, the Shetland Museum in Lerwick would be... More