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Keep up to date with new stories and details of what our researchers are doing to preserve and promote Shetland's heritage and culture.

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 here we share our work with you through our blogs and news. Donations are welcomed to help the Trust care for the collections and our heritage both now and in the future.

A celebration of Shetland’s maritime heritage at the museum

Shetland’s maritime heritage will be at the heart of Shetland Museum and Archives’ summer programme, with a series of themed ...

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Alanbrooke and the Kearton Brothers

When archivist Angus Johnson started to read through his copy of Alanbrooke's War Diaries, he did some digging in the archives to see ...

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Preparing for the herring – photos from the archives

George Gen and Sarah Mackintosh, members of our Visitor Experience team have pulled together a selection of photos from our online ...

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Online Survey: Have your say on our learning and outreach activities

From exhibitions and workshops to family activities and evening talk, we would love to hear your thoughts on our current offering and ...

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FILM: Lighthouse Lives

An lovely evening of films, readings, talks and an interview with retained Lightkeeper Brian Johnson.

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Summer Maritime Programme

Visit the Shetland Museum this summer as we celebrate our maritime heritage with themed exhibitions, activities and tours.

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Hugh MacDiarmid's poetry - taking inspiration from Shetland's herring industry

In the summer of 1933 a man called Christopher Murray Grieve came to live in Whalsay. Originally from the Scottish borders, he had ...

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Shetland Museum to host ARTIST ROOMS exhibition of legendary American photographer Diane Arbus

Shetland Amenity Trust is set to play host to a landmark exhibition this August featuring the iconic work of Diane Arbus, one of the ...

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From Shetland to Everest – 70 years on

To mark the 70th anniversary of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s expedition to the summit of Mount Everest a new display in the ...

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Coming soon: An evening with Craig Easton, Fisherwomen and Friends

Shetland Museum and Archives are hosting a special social evening to celebrate herring, heritage and art to coincide with the ...

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Memories from the archives

Grace Leask (née Mouat) shared her memories of time spent as a gutter lass in Shetland.

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Talking Toevakuddis

Hazel Hughson, Barbara Ridland and Joan Fraser explored the use of cloth to pay taxes in a series of thought-provoking art forms in ...

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Fisherwomen exhibition is now open

It was a busy afternoon in Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum & Archives on Saturday (13 May) for the official opening of 'Fisherwomen' by ...

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Bold new photographic exhibition celebrates the significant role of women in the fishing industry

A compelling new photographic exhibition that pays homage to the integral role women have played in the fishing industry will open ...

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A Royal Display

To commemorate the Royal Coronation our curators have been working on a fascinating new display that shows objects that were worn or ...

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