Scalloway Museum is now open.
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays – 11 am – 4 pm
Sundays – 2 – 4 pm
We have now reverted to drop in visits following the latest easing of Covid restrictions. However, if you wish to visit with a group of more than 10 people, please phone 01595 880 734 during opening hours to book a time for your visit.
Contact details for all visitors are required for NHS track and trace register, retained for 21 days. Use our Scalloway Museum QR code to register or log your details at front desk.
Admission is £3.00 for adults, £1 for children under 16, free for under 6.
Please wear a face mask throughout your visit (unless medically exempt). Hand sanitiser points are located throughout and we request that you use these as you progress through the museum following our one way system. Please also observe social distancing. We have one toilet available (disabled facilities).
Due to Covid restrictions the children’s play area and wheelhouse are closed off but we now have a new outside display area at the north end of the building with Shetland model boats, fishing artefacts and history panels.
Please do not visit if you have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms or have been feeling unwell during the previous 7 days.
If you have made a booking and are subsequently unable to attend, please phone and let us know.
Thank you –we hope you enjoy your visit.
Scalloway Museum is owned by a charity, the Shetland Bus Friendship Society, and run by volunteers. The charity instated a memorial (unveiled in 2003) to those who served and died in Shetland Bus operations during World War II. The Shetland Bus was the name given to clandestine operations to and from occupied Norway during the war. The full story of the memorial and the Shetland Bus are told in the Scalloway at War section of this museum.
Scalloway had a small museum previously and moved to its current site (a disused knitwear factory) in 2011. The Museum has exhibits covering Ancient Scalloway, The Boom Years, Time of War and Scalloway’s People.
The Scalloway Museum is adjacent to the Scalloway Castle.