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Scalloway Museum

  • Shetland Isles
  • Indoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Scalloway was once the capital of Shetland but in later years has been a prosperous fishing port. Fishing features in the museum, yet the unique story concerns, The Shetland Bus. In the Second World War there was a renewal of old contacts with Norway, and a small fleet of fishing boats ran a shuttle service taking refugees out and taking arms and freedom fighters in the 'Shetland Bus Operation'. The Scalloway Museum tells the part Shetland played in WW2 through photographs, artefacts and interpretive panels.

Opening hours

27th January - 3rd February
Monday to Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

13th April - 30th September
Monday to Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £3.00
Kids (6-16): £1.00
Under 6's: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Scalloway, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE1 0UL, Scotland

Phone number

01595 880734



Click here to visit Scalloway Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Scalloway Museum has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Scalloway Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Scalloway Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Scalloway Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Scalloway Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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