Shetland Museum and Archives are proud to offer a range of events for adults, children and famlies, covering a variety of themes throughout the year. Our own events are detailed below, or see the 'What's On' Calendar for all public events and exhibition listings for the building.

Click on the 'What's On' Calendar above to find out more

Pre-school Activity Mornings

27/10/2023 - 15/12/2023
Auditorium, Shetland Museum and Archives

Bring your little explorers to the Shetland Museum & Archives for our free heritage-filled fun sessions, designed especially for under 5's. Join us every Friday from 10am to 12pm as we explore a new and exciting theme each week.


Winter Straw Club - SOLD OUT

28/10/2023 - 16/12/2023
Auditorium, Shetland Museum & Archives

Join us for a winter of straw making and help preserve a critically endangered craft! This is arranged in a club format with 3 different skills available to choose from - either knotted, stitched or kishie making. The 8 session price includes all material costs.


Book Launch - a Night of Vagaland

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Shetland Museum Boat Hall

Join us for an evening of Vagaland poetry readings, music and reminiscences to celebrate the launch of Shetland Amenity Trust’s latest publication, ‘Love in Human Herts’, a new selection of Vagaland’s work, containing thirty of his greatest poems.