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Shetland Museum and Archives

  • Shetland Isles
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Shetland Museum and Archives
The galleries integrate Shetland museum and archives collections for the first time to tell Shetland story in the most complete and accessible way.

In the lower gallery you will discover Shetland's journey from its geological beginnings to circa 1800, finishing in the dramatic Boat Hall which spans both floors. Once upstairs take time to admire the boats from the viewing balcony before entering the upper gallery to discover Shetland from circa 1800 to the present day.

Opening hours

Museums: Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday: 12.00pm - 5.00pm Archives Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Free excepting special exhibits and events.

Travel & Contact Information


Hays Dock, Lerwick, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE1 0WP, Scotland

Phone number

01595 695057



Click here to visit Shetland Museum and Archives' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Shetland Museum and Archives has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Shetland Museum and Archives has not told us about their dining options.

No, Shetland Museum and Archives is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Shetland Museum and Archives have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Shetland Museum and Archives has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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