Events

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 view monthly listings

For online bookings visit Shetland Museum Box Office

Pre-school Activity Mornings

09/02/2024 - 08/03/2024
Shetland Museum Auditorium

Bring your little explorers to the Shetland Museum & Archives for our heritage-filled fun sessions, designed especially for under 5's - where history comes to life through play and discovery! Drop-in event, no need to book.

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Shetland Museum Socials - drop-in

14/02/2024 - 27/03/2024
Learning Room, Shetland Museum & Archives

Come along to our informal Shetland Museum Socials running fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm - 3.30pm. Each session will have a heritage theme as the focus. Enjoy a cuppa, have a chat and learn something new!

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Thursday Lates: The Last Days of the German Trade in Shetland and the Origins of a Shetland Merchant Class, 1697-1712

07/03/2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium, Shetland Museum & Archives

Join Brian Smith as he explores the remarkable connections between German merchants and Shetlanders in the period leading up to the collapse of the German trade after 1712. Using local and German sources, he will describe how this relationship supported major changes in Shetland’s commercial affairs.

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Thursday Lates: Aboot da Nicht - Shetlandic and Nordic Folklore connected to Darkness and Sleep

21/03/2024
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium, Shetland Museum & Archives

Join Carol Christiansen to explore pre-modern beliefs in the vulnerability of humans and animals during darkness, sleep, and childbirth, and the relationship to symbolism used in taatit rug design.

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6th International St Magnus Conference by UHI Shetland

18/04/2024 - 19/04/2024
Auditorium, Shetland Museum

The theme of the conference is The Northern Isles and the Arctic: Environment, Heritage and Tourism.

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Shetland Museum & Archives Highlights from the 2024 St Magnus Conference

25/04/2024
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium, Shetland Museum

Shetland Museum & Archives curators and archivists present their papers from the 6th International St Magnus Conference.

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