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Croft House Museum

Boddam, Dunrossness, | Dunrossness, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1950 460557
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Shetland wildlife trip

We visited this as part of our Wild about Orkney trip, this building is very special full of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
FatMonkey65
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
Well preserved and very interesting craft house.

Full of artefacts from the 1870s with a very informative volunteer, Ian Smith. Lovely to be able to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
maggie9
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London
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Boddam, Dunrossness, | Dunrossness, Lerwick, Scotland
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+44 1950 460557
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this as part of our Wild about Orkney trip, this building is very special full of character and the feel of a traditional Shetland croft which really showed us how hard and in lot of nice life was back then. The smell of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Full of artefacts from the 1870s with a very informative volunteer, Ian Smith. Lovely to be able to walk around the croft house and see how people lived in the late 19th century.

Thank maggie9
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the croft to find out how the shetlander's lived 200 hundred years ago. especially since we had forefathers there at that time. The layout was interesting and the guide there was very informative, especially when we found that he had gone to school...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thought we would have a short visit to an exaple of croft living. Not at all, we had a great introduction from a knowledgeable resident and found out a lot about how hard life was and how things were recycled to make life more comfortable....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely way to wrap your brain around how people have lived in Shetland, even up to the 1960s -- resourceful, self-reliant and smart.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

this place is nice for a stopover especially if you like to know the history. you will get a picture of how people lived here before. nice for a stopover

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

On our final stop before going back to our cruise ship in Lerwick, we stopped by a place which looked like a farm with an old house on it. We entered the 1850’s house and there was an old Scottish gentleman sitting inside. He was...More

3  Thank GreenThumb331
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

My husband and I visited the Croft House Museum during a driving rain. Stepping into the warm and cozy structure was like coming home. Watch your head! The door frames are low. The peat burning in the fireplaces smell very pleasant.

2  Thank Jeanette-SC
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a brilliant place. I stopped off here on way to airport and was pleasantly surprised. Everything about it is so original and the best part was going into the but of the house where the main fire place is. I was pleasantly surprised...More

1  Thank Jock06
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This museum if very well presented and gives an interesting insight into how people used to live in the Shetlands. Lots of detail, and there was plenty of information available. The people onsite seemed to be very knowledgable as well. Certainly well worth visiting as...More

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499sharon
17 January 2018|
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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.
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mrrickbear
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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
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