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Explore the fantastic array of museums in Shetland and discover the islands’ captivating past.
Learn everything about Shetland’s history from its earliest geological origins to the present day at the Scalloway Museum and the Shetland Museum and Archives, and discover how islanders once lived at the Unst Heritage Centre.
Take a look through the information listings and find out about more about museums in Shetland.
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The Quendale Watermill is a beautifully restored 19th century overshot watermill complete with visitor centre and café.
Set on the waterfront within a restored 19th century dock in Lerwick, this fascinating museum tells the story of Shetland’s heritage and culture.
Discover the story of Northmavine and its people inside this former laird’s house which dates from the late 1600s.
Welcome to Whalsay Heritage & Community Centre (SCIO)
Head to the Hoswick Visitor Centre near to Sandwick and discover the areas unique heritage and a fascinating collection of wireless radios.
Step back in time at this restored 19th century thatched cottage and see how Shetlanders would have lived in the 1870s.
17th century lairds house with local/natural history displays, art gallery, tearoom, craft shop and garden.
A warm welcome awaits you in the Scalloway Museum where you can learn all about the Shetland Bus with many interesting displays.
Visit Unst Heritage Centre in Haroldswick and discover the unique story of Unst, the northernmost island in the UK.
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