Activities

Whatever your reason for visiting us at Shetland Museum and Archives, there are a range of activities on offer to ensure you can make the most of your time with us.

In addition to the calendar of events, and any current exhibitions taking place, there are also seasonal activities such as boat trips during the summer months, and gallery tours which are delivered to tie in with specific events or certain times of year. Throughout the galleries, there are interactive exhibits, and activity sheets for children.

Inside Activities

Activities

Boat Trips

Shetland Museum and Archives is perfectly positioned on Hay’s Dock to showcase just some of the traditional Shetland boats in the collection. Several of these have been reconstructed using original designs and methods and are therefore available to use for practical demonstrations of how these craft handled.

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Activities

Gallery Activities

Throughout the galleries, there are a number of interactive exhibits suitable for children and adults.Take a virtual tour of the historic Fethaland Fishing Station in the Boat Hall, and explore the buildings and boats around the shore.

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Activities

Tours

Tours are offered by our Visitor Services Assistants during the summer, and during the year for special events such as Up Helly Aa or Shetland Wool Week.

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