Shetland boasts a vibrant cultural that can be appreciated at art galleries, craft studios and museums across the islands. Learn about Shetland’s Nordic and seafaring heritage at the Shetland Museum in Lerwick, and see how textiles are still made today using traditional methods.
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Art lovers should whet the appetite with a visit to the Bonhoga Gallery at Weisdale Mill, the most northerly gallery in the UK.
17th century lairds house with local/natural history displays, art gallery, tearoom, craft shop and garden.
Step back in time at this restored 19th century thatched cottage and see how Shetlanders would have lived in the 1870s.
Visit Unst Heritage Centre in Haroldswick and discover the unique story of Unst, the northernmost island in the UK.
Visit the Up Helly Aa Exhibition and discover all about Shetland’s unique Up Helly Aa tradition, which can be traced back to the 1880s.
Discover the story of Northmavine and its people inside this former laird’s house which dates from the late 1600s.
Head to the Hoswick Visitor Centre near to Sandwick and discover the areas unique heritage and a fascinating collection of wireless radios.
Set on the waterfront within a restored 19th century dock in Lerwick, this fascinating museum tells the story of Shetland’s heritage and culture.