Whalsay Heritage & Community Centre (SCIO)


Hillhead, Symbister, Whalsay, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9AQ

    The Whalsay Heritage and Community Centre is an excellent place to visit and find out about the isle's local heritage, culture and tourist information.

    We display permanent exhibitions of Whalsay's fishing activities through the ages and information about the Lairds and their influence on the isle.  Each winter committee members develop additional pieces of local history for seasonal exhibition; these can all be viewed during summer opening times. 

    These are:

    • Summer: 2pm - 5pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1st May - 29th September
    • Winter: 7 - 9pm Wednesdays from 1st October - 30th April


    Please see our website for directions from the ferry -


    3 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2016
    1 May 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday 14:00 17:00
    Thursday Closed
    Friday 14:00 17:00
    Saturday 14:00 17:00
    Sunday 14:00 17:00

    Opening times: Summer: 2pm - 5pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1st May - 29th September. Winter: 7 - 9pm Wednesdays from 1st October - 30th April.


    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Telephone
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Island Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People

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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 route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site


    • There is an audible alarm system
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • 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
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Tactile routes for visitors with visual impairments
      • only in some places
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided

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

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