Crofthouse Museum

The Shetland Crofthouse Museum is now open for the 2022 summer season - Thursday to Tuesday 10am - 4pm. Booking is essential.

Head down to the delightful setting of Dunrossness and step back in time as you enter the traditional 19th century thatched crofthouse.

The property is presented in the style of how it would have looked in the 1870s. Smell the peat fire, discover the box beds and try to set the traditional Shetland mouse trap. The crofthouse also has a lovely garden.

Hear our knowledgeable custodians tell stories about how it would have been to live in a typical crofthouse and what families would have to have done to make a living from the land.

The Shetland Crofthouse Museum is operated by Shetland Museum and Archives.

New for 2022 - We have some exciting plans lined up for the summer, which will include lots of community engagement, such as planting in the garden, crofting demonstrations, traditional examples of hap stretching, along with a family fun day. Follow our facebook and instagram pages for the latest updates.

Opening Times: view the Shetland Crofthouse Museum's opening times here
Tickets: Adult £3.50 Child £1.50 - ticket entitles entry into the crofthouse interior for 1 hour.

Note: Due to the nature of the building it is not suitable for wheelchair access. Please also beware of low doorways and uneven floors.