Crofthouse Museum

The Shetland Crofthouse Museum is operated by Shetland Museum and Archives. Head down to the delightful setting of Dunrossness and step back in time as you enter the traditional 19th century thatched crofthouse.

The property is presented in the style of how it would have looked in the 1870s. Smell the peat fire, discover the box beds and try to set the traditional Shetland mouse trap. The crofthouse also has a lovely garden.

Hear our knowledgeable custodians tell stories about how it would have been to live in a typical crofthouse and what families would have to have done to make a living from the land.

The Crofthouse Museum is open from 30th April - 6th October 2019.

Opening times are from 10.00am - 1.00pm, (closed from 1.00pm - 2.00pm), and open again from 2.00pm - 4.00pm, Tuesday - Sunday.

Entry Fee:

  • £3.50 - Adult
  • £1.50 - Child (16 and under)
  • £2.50 - (pp) Group Tour
  • You can also choose to purchase a heritage season ticket from this site which provides access to Shetland Amenity Trust's visitor centres with up to 1/3 off the standard ticket price. Click here for more information.

We are happy to open the Crofthouse Museum for group visits outwith the normal opening times. Please note that there is a set charge for this plus £2.50 per head, minimum of 17 persons. Please contact us for our set charge price and to make your booking.

Note: Due to the nature of the building it is not suitable for wheelchair access. Please also beware of low doorways and uneven floors.