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 2015
    1 May 2015 - 13 Oct 2015

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


    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Indoor Play Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

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


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    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


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

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


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

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


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