Scalloway Museum is open 1st May to 2nd October 2022
Mondays to Fridays – 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday - Closed
Sundays – 2 – 4 pm
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.
You will find the following facilities at the museum:
- Disabled Toilet
- Free car park
- Gift shop with local crafts
- Tourist information point
- Baby changing facilities
- Views of the castle and harbour
- Taxi drop off area
- Free WiFi
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