Venue Facilities

There are many options within the building to hold an event, with the option for larger events to be spread throughout different areas to accommodate larger numbers or for different activities.

Browse the Venue Facilities pages and contact us for any further information you may need, or to book your next event with us.

Our staff will be happy to discuss your needs and suggest the best solution to host your event from room hire to catering, and even decoration.

Each of the sections below will give details of the numbers which can be accommodated in the building area, or for an overview of all building area capacity numbers, please download the capacity information sheet.

Inside Venue Facilities

Venue Facilities

Catering

Catering is provided for any event in all areas of the building by our in-house catering team at Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant.

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Venue Facilities

Auditorium

Shetland Museum and Archives Auditorium is a spacious and airy room with retractable seating, allowing the large area to be used in a variety of different ways to suit all types of event.

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Boat Hall

The Boat hall is a stunning open four-storey space featuring a range of traditional Shetland boats suspended in mid-air. The dramatic effect is continued by the full length windows looking out over the dock, almost bringing the sea into the room.

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Foyer

The large open-plan Foyer area is an impressive space with recycled traditional flagstone floors and a welcoming atmosphere on entry to the building.

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Venue Facilities

Learning Room

Situated just off the main Foyer area, the Learning Room is a perfect smaller space for meetings, workshops or break-out sessions.

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Venue Facilities

Hays Dock Cafe Restaurant

Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant promise the freshest local produce, simply prepared and beautifully presented by friendly staff. This quality dining experience is offered to you in a stunning dockside setting with full length windows affording fantasti...

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Hay's Dock

Hay’s Dock is a beautifully restored historic dock, and the oldest working example in Lerwick. Seals and seabirds are commonly seen in the water, and the collection of traditional and restored boats on the beach and in the water provides an authentic and photogenic outlook.

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