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.

Download the 2017 Gadderie and exhibitions programme

Download the 2016 Gadderie programme

Current Exhibitions


Portable Altars

28/06/2018 - 30/04/2019

Portable altars were marked with 5 crosses, depicting the wounds of Christ on the Cross. Some were made from wood with the relic cavity covered by a piece of recycled marble or porfido verde antico.


Miserabiles Personae - the Poor in Society

04/10/2018 - 18/11/2018

An exhibition showing how children and the poor existed in medieval Norway and Shetland, and how King Magnus Lawmender's new law code of 1274 affected society.