Scalloway Museum


Castle Street, Scalloway, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE1 0TP

    A warm welcome awaits you in the Scalloway Museum where you can learn all about the Shetland Bus with many interesting displays.

    Scalloway Museum is owned by a charity, the Shetland Bus Friendship Society, and run by volunteers. The charity instated a memorial (unveiled in 2003) to those who served and died in Shetland Bus operations during World War II.  The Shetland Bus was the name given to clandestine operations to and from occupied Norway during the war. The full story of the memorial and the Shetland Bus are told in the Scalloway at War section of this museum.

    Scalloway had a small museum previously and moved to its current site (a disused knitwear factory) in 2011. The Museum has exhibits covering Ancient Scalloway, The Boom Years, Time of War and Scalloway’s People.

    The Scalloway Museum is adjacent to the Scalloway Castle.


    4 Museum
    Opening Times
    Opening Times 2016
    1 May 2016 - 4 Oct 2016

    Monday to Saturday 11 am to 4.00 pm
    Sunday 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm


    • The main entrance has level access


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • School Groups Welcome

    Road Directions

    When travelling from Lerwick, follow signs for the B9073 which will take you directly to Scalloway.  When entering the village of Scalloway, take the first left at the roundabout.  This road is Castle Street and leads directly to the Scalloway Museum and the Scalloway Castle.

    Public Transport Directions

    Public Service Bus available between Lerwick and Scalloway.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Wheelchairs or other mobility aids provided
      • These are freely available
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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