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.
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.
Shetland Archives undoubtedly holds the largest ever collection of Shetland themed printed reference materials, with more material being received every year. Both the Archeaological and Textile collections are now Recognised Collections of National Significance in Scotland, with work progressing to achieve Regonised status for additional collections.
Details of all individual collections are included in the pages within this section.