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Shetland Museum & Archives is open. Drop in and visit us, no booking is necessary. For those intending to visit the Crofthouse Museum in Dunrossness please book in advance. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Free to visit - As always, entry to the Museum and Archives is free but now more than ever we need your support - please consider making a donation.

Crofthouse Museum: Tickets for the Crofthouse Museum can be purchased online - Adult £3.50 Child £1.50 - your ticket entitles entry into the crofthouse interior for 1 hour.

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NOW OPEN: Hay's Dock by the Dowry

'Hay's Dock by The Dowry', café/restaurant at Shetland Museum’s historic Hay’s Dock is now open.

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Crofthouse Museum

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

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Galleries

Visit our Museum Galleries

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Archives Searchroom

Visit the Archives searchroom

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Tours

Make the most of your visit with us and join us on a tour to ensure you see the highlights of our museum and our Recognised Collections.

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Gift Shop

You can visit our wonderful gift shop when you com and visit us in the Museum and Archives - you must wear a face covering.

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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.

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Hay's Dock

Shetland Museum and Archives sits on Hay’s Dock; the last remaining area of original dock on the Lerwick waterfront, which is now category B listed. This is a perfect setting to highlight the strong heritage connection with the sea, and display just some of the traditional Shetland boats in the collection.

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Public Art

Shetland Amenity Trust commissioned over 60 individual artworks as part of its Shetland Museum and Archives Public Art Project. These are on show throughout the building and dock, some even appearing alongside the artefacts and documents in the galleries and Archives.

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Visit Us / Book Blog Posts

ARTIST ROOMS 214 Tour: Don McCullin

Shetland Museum & Archives and Shetland Arts Development Agency will show work by internationally acclaimed photojournalist Don ...

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Grant Award for Migration Study

Shetland Museum and Archives are delighted to announce that they have received a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence award, to work ...

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Writing the North

Shetland and Orkney’s literature will take centre stage in a major new project being launched this weekend in Edinburgh. The project ...

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Visitor numbers boosted by Divine Cat visit

The Gayer Anderson Cat Exhibition from September to December attracted over 6000 more visits from the same period in the previous ...

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