Conferences

Shetland Museum and Archives is an ideal conference venue. With versatile and practical spaces throughout the building, a package can be tailor made to suit any event.

The 122 seater Auditorium is prefect for presentations and even broadcasting an event live online. Film showings can be included and Q&A sessions are easy with a wireless microphone. For breakout sessions, the Learning Room, Boat Hall and Upper Foyer provide excellent spaces to gather in smaller groups. Catering can be provided in buffet format or as a sit down meal in Hays’ Dock Café Restaurant, depending on numbers. The Café Restaurant can be made exclusively available to a conference group for lunch or evening meals.

The North Atlantic Native Sheep and Wool Conference was held here in October 2013. This travelling event attracted a range of international speakers and delegates for a mixture of public and closed speaker presentations in the Auditorium. A welcome reception was held in the Foyer and catering provided in the Foyer Corridor. A display of products from North Atlantic regions was exhibited in the Learning Room for delegates, and the general public, to view over the three day event.

In 2013, Shetland Museum and Archives also jointly hosted the five-day Viking Congress with next door venue, Mareel, at the same time as hosting a range of events for Fiddle Frenzy – an annual music festival held in Lerwick. Workshops were held in the Learning Room and Boat Hall while catering was provided in the Auditorium before it was quickly turned round to a presentation space after lunch.

Get in touch to discuss how our friendly staff can help to arrange your next event.