Crofthouse Museum

The Shetland Crofthouse Museum has now closed for the 2023 season, reopening in May 2024.

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.

The Shetland Crofthouse Museum is situated in Dunrossness, Boddam and is easy to reach by public transport. Click here to view the ZetTrans website for the latest timetables and information.

Accessibility: Due to the nature of the building it is not suitable for wheelchair access. Entry to the crofthouse site is down a narrow, steep sloped track with three steps at the start of the path. The doorways into the interior of the buildings are narrow, the door-lintels are low and the floor is uneven.

Opening Times: view the Shetland Crofthouse Museum's opening times here.

Advanced booking is recommended - purchase your tickets here.

Tickets Admission
Group (min of 8)£3.50
Ticket entitles entry into the crofthouse interior for 1 hour.

Group Tours
Please note the Crofthouse Museum's capacity is 15 people - larger parties can be split, while one group has the tour the other can explore the gardens and surrounding area. Please email us to book a group tour.

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