Shetland Museum

Shetland Museum information

Lerwick , Scotland
Hay's Dock
+44 1595 695057
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Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun May-Aug, 10am-4pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun Sep-Apr
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This is an impressive recollection of 5000 years’ worth of culture, people and their interaction with this ancient landscape. Comprehensive but never dull, the display covers everything from the archipelago’s geology to its fishing industry, via local mythology – find out about scary nyuggles (ghostly horses), or detect trows (fairies). Pictish carvings and replica jewellery are among the finest pieces; the museum also includes a working lighthouse mechanism, a small gallery, a boat-building workshop and an archive for tracing Shetland ancestry.