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

The striking reception desk was crafted from the keel of a 19th century cargo ship, which was recovered during the restoration of the dock, and construction of Shetland Museum and Archives.

The main lower Foyer area is perfect as a social space, being able to accommodate up to 120 people within the 179m2 of open floor.

Events held in this area have included exhibitions, product and book launches, presentations and award ceremonies. It is an excellent central space which allows variable use of surrounding areas such as the Gadderie, Learning Room or Auditorium. The open plan space allows for exhibition of small and large objects, with a diverse range of materials having been shown here!

Added flexibility is offered by the use of the Foyer corridor space which is ideal for serving buffet style food or presenting an exhibition of work. The mezzanine floor and upper Foyer also offer smaller spaces for socialising or breakout sessions from larger meetings or conferences. Limited seating is available in both these areas.

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