Museums in Shetland

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  • Shetland Crofthouse Museum, Mainland
    Shetland Crofthouse Museum, Mainland
  • Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick
    Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick
  • Tangwick Haa Museum, Eshaness
    Tangwick Haa Museum, Eshaness
  • Tangwick Haa Museum, Eshaness
    Tangwick Haa Museum, Eshaness

Explore the fantastic array of museums in Shetland and discover the islands’ captivating past.

Learn everything about Shetland’s history from its earliest geological origins to the present day at the Scalloway Museum and the Shetland Museum and Archives, and discover how islanders once lived at the Unst Heritage Centre.

Take a look through the information listings and find out about more about museums in Shetland.

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  1. Hoswick Visitor Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    South Mainland

    Head to the Hoswick Visitor Centre near to Sandwick and discover the areas unique heritage and a fascinating collection of wireless radios.

  2. Quendale Watermill, Visitor Centre & Craft Shop

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    South Mainland

    The Quendale Watermill is a beautifully restored 19th century overshot watermill complete with visitor centre and café.

  3. Gradings

    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum

    Lerwick

    Set on the waterfront within a restored 19th century dock in Lerwick, this fascinating museum tells the story of Shetland’s heritage and culture.

  4. Scalloway Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Shetland

    Welcome to Scalloway Museum

  5. Gradings

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Lerwick

    Step back in time at this restored 19th century thatched cottage and see how Shetlanders would have lived in the 1870s.

  6. Unst Heritage Centre

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Shetland

    Visit Unst Heritage Centre in Haroldswick and discover the unique story of Unst, the northernmost island in the UK.

  7. Old Haa

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Yell

    17th century lairds house with local/natural history displays, art gallery, tearoom, craft shop and garden.

  8. Tangwick Haa Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    North Mainland

    Discover the story of Northmavine and its people inside this former laird’s house which dates from the late 1600s.

  9. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Whalsay

    Welcome to Whalsay Heritage & Community Centre (SCIO)

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