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Shetland Museum and Archives

Shetland Isles, The Highlands, Scotland

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

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.


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Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Shetland Museum and Archives's website
01595 695057

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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.


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