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
    Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Open 1st May to 30th September from 11am til 4pm Monday to Saturday . Sunday open from 2 till 4pm
    Through the closed season we are open by request. Contact in advance through email info@unstheritage.com.
    Telephone off season for a visit at 01957755244 or 01957711579 or 01957711452.


    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

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

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Parking


    • Children Welcome Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian , or school party with staff.


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families Various activities are provided for families coming with children.
    • 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


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


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

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

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