Exhibitions

There are a number of exhibition spaces and feature display areas throughout the Museum and Archives building. The artefacts and works on display change regularly and details of our current shows are listed here.

The main exhibition space is Da Gadderie. Shows on display here can be by individual artists, or curated by the Museum's own Exhibitions Officer based on Museum and Archive artefacts, or including touring exhibitions from other musuems, galleries or institutions. Details of some of the previous high profile shows are included on the Our Own Shows Archive page.

Any artist who would like to display work in the building should contact the Exhibitions Officer to discuss.

Current Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The Eagle's Last Stronghold

22/06/2019 - 22/09/2019
Upper Foyer, Shetland Museum & Archives

This exhibition highlights the story of the white-tailed ‘sea’ eagle in Shetland. Shetland was home to some of the last white-tailed eagles in Britain before they were hunted to extinction. The exhibition will open on 22nd June and will be a key part of the upcoming Shetland Nature Festival.

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Exhibitions

Ponies on Show

20/07/2019 - 27/10/2019
Upper galleries

A focus display highlighting the history of Shetland Pony competitions in Shetland.

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Exhibitions

The Voyages of Abram (1806-1862)

03/08/2019 - 22/09/2019
Da Gadderie

This touring banner exhibition looks at two significant places through the experiences of the ship, Abram; the West Indies and the Arctic.

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Maritime Art from the Museum & Archives Collection

03/08/2019 - 22/09/2019
Da Gadderie

A selection of paintings, sculpture and artefacts inspired by the sea.

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