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

Please note that all children under 16 must have a current consent form on file before attending any event at Shetland Museum and Archives. These forms can be submitted at the time of attending an event, or beforehand. One form applies for all events in the full calendar year.

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Wick Voices meets Oral History

19/09/2019 7:00pm
Shetland Museum and Archives

Doreen Leith is the leader of Wick Voices, a project which collects oral history about the eastern part of Caithness. The project was launched in 2016 to preserve local voices for posterity. Doreen’s talk, Wick Voices meets Oral History, demonstrates that oral history recordings can be a fantastic resource for family historians.


Three Kirks and a Cathedral - A talk by Allen Fraser and Jenny Murray

26/09/2019 7:00pm
Shetland Museum and Archives, Auditorium

Join us as we present new scientific research regarding the building of three 12th century towered churches in Shetland. The three kirks were built in Tingwall, Papil in Burra, and Ireland in Bigton; each had a tower which incorporated vivid red sandstone. This stone was not from Shetland. So where did it come from and why were the towers red? And, what part did two Orcadian saints, Magnus and Rognvald play in our story?