Unst Heritage Centre


Unst Heritage Centre, Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9EF

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

    Unst Heritage Centre is an ideal first stop for anyone visiting the island. Visitors can explore the unique history of Unst through a fine display of artifacts donated by resident both past and present. The exhibitions depict crofting, fishing, geology and there are unique examples of spinning and fine lace knitting, as well as information on family history. On Friday’s visitors can have a go at spinning or knitting the ‘Shetland way’. The Heritage Centre also double up as the island's information point and will provide you with the relevant information for a great time on Unst.

    3 Museum
    Unassisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Open 1/5/12 to 31/9/12 from 11am til 5pm .
    Through the closed season we are open by request.


    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop Local crafts available in our shop, including lace hand knitted goods.

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Disabled Parking
    • Parking


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by ferry:- From Belmont follow the main A968 road north, proceed through Baltasound following the signs for Haroldswick, on the approach to Haroldswick turn left on to the B9086, turn right at the crossroads, proceed on the B9087 passed the RAF Station and turn right at the end of the housing estate.

    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


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Wheelchairs provided
      • These are freely available

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


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