Whalsay Heritage & Community Centre (SCIO)

Museums

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

    Welcome to Whalsay Heritage & Community Centre (SCIO)

    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 -

    http://www.whalsayheritage.co.uk/directions.htm
     

    Gradings
    3 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 May 2014 - 29 Sep 2014
    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
    Bank Holiday Closed

    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.

    Catering

    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Toilets
    • Telephone

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque

    Transport

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

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Island Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

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

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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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

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
    • 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

    General

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

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

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