Shetland Museum & Archives
We have reopened with a booking system in place for all visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Shetland Museum and Archives is delighted to unveil a bold new art exhibition in its Gadderie space that is inspired by Shetland nature. The exhibition which comprises of paintings, sculpture, site-specific installation and photography is called ‘Rooted, Flowing, Wild’ and features the work of Shetland-based artist, Roberta Fulford.Find Out More
The Shetland Museum has reopened - click here for more information
Our Five Star, award winning Museum and Archives is a multifunctional visitor attraction in the heart of Shetland's capital town of Lerwick. Begin your journey through the history of our beautiful islands here, with an enjoyable and interactive visitor experience discovering our world renowned collections. The Museum and Archives is managed by the Shetland Amenity Trust, a small charity caring for Shetland's natural and cultural heritage. It is free to visit the Museum and Archives and donations are welcomed to help the Trust care for the collections and our heritage both now and in the future.
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The Shetland Museum and Archives is open with a booking system in place. Pre-book to get exclusive use of our museum facilities.
Visitors and researchers can explore the fascinating story of Shetland’s heritage and culture in one place, with access to a wealth of documents and artefacts covering all aspects of the islands' past at Shetland Museum and Archives.
Shetland Museum and Archives offers a comprehensive education programme, with access to workshops focussing on different areas of our collections, and outreach sessions in the community.
Access document and photo archives online, or download a choice of teaching resources, or visitor activitity sheets.
Shetland’s heritage is researched, collected and exhibited throughout the islands by a network of local museums and heritage centres. Each museum and heritage centre in Shetland is unique, highlighting the various and changing aspects of natural and cultural heritage in each area.
Shetland Museum and Archives offers first class venue facilities for hire in a stunning dockside location. From conferences and meetings, to weddings or birthday parties, our versatile spaces are suitable for any event.
Shetland Museum and Archives are proud to offer a range of events for adults, children and famlies, covering a variety of themes throughout the year. Our own events are detailed below, or see the 'What's On' Calendar for all public events and exhibition listings for the building.
There’s much excitement at Shetland Museum! A number of sea creatures have ...
Brian Chapman has a fascinating collection of original Seagull engines in ...
There are a number of exhibition spaces and feature display areas throughout the Museum and Archives building. The artefacts and works on display change regularly and details of our current shows are listed here.
A collection of colourful Skovi Kapps which highlight Shetland’s trading and ...
Shetland Museum and Archives has launched a major new online exhibition called ...
A must-see exhibition of painting, sculpture, site-specific installation and ...
Keep up to date with new stories and details of what our researchers are doing to preserve and promote Shetland's heritage and culture.
Shetland Museum and Archives is delighted to unveil a bold new art exhibition in its Gadderie space that is inspired by Shetland ...Read more