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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.


We hope you enjoy our free online acitvities. The Shetland Museum and Archives is managed by the Shetland Amenity Trust, a small charity caring for Shetland's natural and cultural heritage. We are a free to visit museum and any donations are welcomed to help the Trust care for the collections and our heritage both now and in the future.

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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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Shetland Museum closed Saturday (6 Aug) afternoon

Shetland Museum is closing at 2.00pm this Saturday 6 August.

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Da Wadder

The weather is never far from conversation here, and it hasn’t been a great summer. Some good days though, and on July 19 the ...

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Maggie Helen Under Sail

The Maggie Helen was under sail last night for the first time in over 100 years.

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Temporary diversion at the Museum as the Maggie Helen is on the move

There will be a temporary car park closure and access diversion in place at Hay’s Dock at the Shetland Museum and Archives from the ...

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Land of Straw Art Exhibition

Opening today, Berenice Carrington’s exhibition at the Shetland Museum and Archives focuses on the agricultural cycle of growing ...

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The Laurel

The Shetland Times, 12 October 1907 reported an important event at the Ness. Harry Irvine of Glenfield got a Fifie fishing boat, the ...

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Join the guest list for BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions at Shetland Museum and Archives

It’s your chance to ask a question and influence the debate as BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions is coming to Shetland Museum and ...

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Shetland's jubilations (Part 2)

2022 is the third time in twenty years there’s been a Royal Jubilee, so you might think they come around often. In fact, it’s in ...

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