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Croft House Museum

Boddam, Dunrossness, | Dunrossness, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1950 460557
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Brings to life the everyday living for the crofters, peat fire burning to add atmosphere, space for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SFord1163
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London, United Kingdom
Great little museum

We only had a very quick visit to this museum just before it closed but still managed to see plenty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hilary A
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Boddam, Dunrossness, | Dunrossness, Lerwick, Scotland
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+44 1950 460557
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brings to life the everyday living for the crofters, peat fire burning to add atmosphere, space for livestock during bad weather.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a very quick visit to this museum just before it closed but still managed to see plenty and the lady on duty gave us a very interesting talk and answered lots of questions. She was very knowledgeable. It gives a good insight...More

Thank Hilary A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t make it on this visit, as it was closed, but have been on previous occasions. It is well worth a visit. Beautifully located, and there is more to it than you initially think.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the Peter May books, one of my friends and I were excited to see the Croft Museum as it is such a part of the cultural heritage in these books and of this island. We were not disappointed. Not only is it amazing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and we arrived on the day they were having a family fun day, with young fid dlers, and peat stacking- it was a lovely sunny day and a great atmosphere

Thank Lesley P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by and took in this authentic Croft house. The grounds as mentioned by others have beautiful gardens which were in full bloom with buttercups and irises. Mounds of peat awaited the fireplace inside. The row boat used as a roof caught my eye....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were driving around the island and made an unexpected stop to visit the Croft House. What a beautiful location and an unexpected treasure! The house was so well maintained considering it was from the 1880's. The young man (Ian?) was so...More

Thank CtYankee51
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant little museum. Peat fire burning. Local guides are great - ask them about the different items and you will find out not only what they were for and how they were used but who owned them. Great insight into how folk lived in Shetland...More

Thank GAMcF
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Well worth a visit! The Shetland ponies added to the visit and the walled garden was very pretty on the day of our visit. Make sure to look for the row boat roof too.

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

It was amazing to see how families and their animals lived in a Croft house; not quite what I expected. Very challenging and close quarters especially in a climate that can be very harsh in the winter. We visited this on a small tour and...More

Thank patcal4
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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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