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 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.

Download Pre-school Consent Form here

Download School Age Consent Form here

To find out about events and what's on in Shetand visit www.whatsonshetland.com


Events

Museum Maritime Scavenger Hunt

05/08/2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Shetland Museum & Archives

There’s much excitement at Shetland Museum! A number of sea creatures have climbed out of Hay’s Dock and have taken up residence in the Museum displays! Can you help to find them all and win a prize?

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Laura Kay Boat Trip

05/08/2019
11:00am - 12:00am
Hay's Dock

The Laura Kay is Shetland Museum and Archives modern built, traditional haddock boat. Take a trip through Lerwick Harbour with Trevor Jamieson as your guide and rowing expert. Book on the dock daily.

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Rope Making at Hay's Dock

05/08/2019
11:00am - 4:00pm
Hay's Dock

Do you know how traditional rope was made? Come down to Hay’s Dock to see an original rope making machine in action and have a go at turning the handle to make sisal fibres into strong rope!

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Seagull Engine Demonstrations

05/08/2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Hay's Dock Boat Shed

Brian Chapman has a fascinating collection of original Seagull engines in various stages of repair and restoration. In additional to a display of the engines, Brian will challenge you to start one – do you have what it takes? (demo times daily, but limited)

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Maritime Craft Playtime

05/08/2019
12:00pm - 4:30pm
Hay's Dock Boat Shed

Create your own maritime themed crafts in the Boat Shed – make a collage picture, a skeety-ploot boat to sail in the tank or design a new sea monster! Suitable for all ages, drop in.

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Row your Boat

05/08/2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Hay's Dock

Set off in a boat for a row around the dock. Perfect for beginner hands-on taster sessions or for an enjoyable treat for those more practiced. Suitable for children and adults. Chaperone provided for less experienced rowers.

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Creel Lotto

05/08/2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Hay's Dock

Have a go at hauling a creel and see if you’re lucky enough to score a good catch! Pick a numbered buoy before being taken off to the Shetland Boat Week Creel Ground in a rowing boat to check your creel or prawn trap. 6 numbers available each day.

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Blacksmith Demo with Brokkr Forge

05/08/2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hay's Dock Pier Store

Experience the smells, sound and heat of a real blacksmith forge as Bryden /Jacobson of Brokkr Forge sets up in the Pier Store to make maritime related items such as boat nails, chain or a shackle and hook. Suitable for all ages but children must not be left unattended.

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Exploding the myths of the 'Nil Desperandum' and 'The Brenda': A talk by Charlie Simpson

06/08/2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shetland Museum & Archives Auditorium

Charlie Simpson and Norman Moncrieff have carried out extensive research into the origins and life of both the Nil Desperandum and the Brenda – two well known Shetland Boats. Hear Charlie explain the truth behind the military myths normally associated with these boats.

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Bookbug - Peerie Pirates

07/08/2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Shetland Museum

Come along to this special pirate themed bookbug session run with the Shetland Library.

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