The Scalloway museum is still closed due to ongoing situation - we operate with a small team of volunteers and await further easing of current restrictions before we can open successfully this season. A warm welcome awaits you in the Scalloway Museum where you can learn all about the Shetland Bus with many interesting displays.
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.