Festive Events at Shetland Museum and Archives

The Shetland Museum and Archives team is delighted to be launching a range of winter warming events this December to get visitors in the festive spirit. From bairns’ activities, creative crafts, special displays featuring vintage Christmas toys and photographs, there is something for all the family.

The festive fun will kick off on Tuesday 3 December with a return of free Mootie Moose activities: a Christmas Book Bug Special with the Shetland Library, drop-in bairns’ crafts, a scavenger hunt and the Christmas tree light up with Santa. Visitors will have a chance to sample Emma Louise Coffee Shop’s delicious mince pies and Christmas cupcakes too.

Curators Jenny Murray and Tracey Hawkins have put together a vintage Christmas display featuring various Shetland toys and memorabilia from the collections.

There will also be the return of the popular photographic display showcasing a mixture of images from the photo archive, including the Lerwick Post Office family Christmas parties from the 1960s. Visitors are encouraged to come along and help identify faces so that the details can be recorded.

The well-stocked Shetland Museum shop will be full of Christmas gift inspiration too, including beautiful traditional wooden toys as well as locally-made gifts. There will also be the opportunity to buy a range of specially selected vintage black and white prints from the Shetland photo archives, as well as the chance to browse through and buy from the museum’s extensive online bank of images, which can be ordered and collected in time for Christmas.

Yvonne Reynolds, Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator said: ‘We love celebrating Christmas at the Shetland Museum and look forward to welcoming folk to enjoy all that’s on offer. Whether it’s a warming cuppa and cake, festive bairns’ crafts, or a browse through Shetland photos from the archives, there is a fun programme of events lined up. We’re also delighted to announce that we will have late night ‘support local’ shopping on Thursday 5th, 12th and 19th December along with festive treats at Emma Louise’s Coffee Shop.”

Find out more on the Shetland Museum and Archives website at https://www.shetlandmuseumandarchives.org.uk/events

Related Posts

Festive Events at Shetland Museum and Archives

80 Year Anniversary of the Radar Station that saved the British Home Fleet in Orkney during WW2

The significance of the Radar Station at Sumburgh Head cannot be overestimated. Exactly 80 years ago today this Station was ...

Read more
Festive Events at Shetland Museum and Archives

One Piece at a Time

From teapots to lepidoptera, there is a place for objects, large or small, in Shetland’s Museum and Archives’ collection. Here, ...

Read more
Festive Events at Shetland Museum and Archives

Shetland Wool Week 2020 Patron & Hat Pattern Launched

The Shetland Wool Week patron for 2020 has been named today as Shetland knitwear designer, Wilma Malcolmson, who is internationally ...

Read more
Festive Events at Shetland Museum and Archives

Shetland Amenity Trust closes key sites

The Shetland Museum and Archives and the Shetland Amenity Trust’s head offices at Garthspool, Lerwick have today closed to the ...

Read more
Festive Events at Shetland Museum and Archives

Shetland Boat Week puts out call for traditional boats

Shetland Boat Week is asking owners of traditional Shetland boats to bring them to Shetland Museum and Archives for display during ...

Read more