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Our Archivists, Curators, volunteers and researchers regulary write interesting articles for us about key aspects of our collections and the latest research and findings. Read all about it in our blog section.


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Straw Crafts Club Update

We’re into the fourth week of our winter evening craft sessions using oat straw, and it’s been really encouraging to see the ...

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End of an era - last orders at tearooms

For more than a century there’s been a tearoom at the south end of Commercial Street, between the Post Office and the Tolbooth.

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Remembering George P.S. Peterson

George P.S. Peterson died recently at the age of 90. He was a notable archival source, teacher, writer, storyteller, folk dancer, and ...

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Art’s Cool Exhibition Review by Paul Bloomer

The Gadderie at Shetland Museum and Archives has been transformed into what can only be described as an overwhelming and overflowing ...

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Shipwrecks in Shetland - the latest

We were delighted to have maritime archaeologists, Colin and Paula Martin back with us last week to record finds from three East India ...

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School talent on display in new ‘Art’s Cool’ exhibition in Da Gadderie

A colourful new schools’ art exhibition opens on Saturday 12 November in Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum and Archives.

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Shetland Museum open evening kicks off traditional straw crafts winter club

Shetland Museum and Archives is launching a series of winter evening sessions which will focus on craft techniques using oat straw and ...

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New exhibition celebrates the artwork of John Johnson: Hobby Artist at Sea

A new exhibition of paintings by Shetland resident John Johnson will be launched in the Shetland Museum and Archives on Friday 4 ...

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Who's afraid of the njuggel?

Halloween wouldn’t be the same without a fair sprinkling of supernatural beings such as ghosts, vampires and werewolves, but ...

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Bringing biodiversity and history into the (outdoors) classroom

The Crofthouse Museum has closed after a busy season and it’s been so good to see folk back again. One project we delivered over ...

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October Workshops Programme

Join us throughout the bairns' October holidays for a host of heritage inspired craft activities with some spooky Halloween fun too!

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Crofthouse Museum and Shetland Museum closed Monday 19 September

The Shetland Museum and Archives and Crofthouse Museum will both be closed on Monday 19 September for the State Funeral of Her Majesty ...

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HRH Queen Elizabeth

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

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Alexander Wallace

A very welcome book came out recently. Developed from a Ph.D., 'Shetland Boats: Origin, Evolution and Use', by Dr Marc Chivers ...

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Archivist Brian Smith receives distinguished service award

We’re delighted that Brian Smith’s dedication to Shetland’s historical records has been recognised with a distinguished service ...

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