Scalloway Museum is now open.
VISIT BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Opening 5th July until 3rd October 2021
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays – 11 am – 4 pm
Sundays – 2 – 4 pm
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Scalloway Museum. We now have a telephone booking system to limit visitor numbers to 30 in the building at any one time. Please phone 01595 880 734 during opening hours to book a slot for a 1 hour visit. Your group can be up to 10 people from a total of 4 separate households. Contact details required for NHS track and trace register, retained for 21 days.
Please arrive on or just before your visit time, check in at the front desk and 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 when visiting. 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.
We are able to offer takeaway hot/cold drinks at the end of your visit which must be consumed outside – we have benches and a picnic table at the front of the museum.
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 are unable to attend, please phone and let us know so that we can allocate your slot to other visitors.
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.