Shetland Museum

Shetland Museum information

Location
Lerwick
Address
Hay's Dock
Telephone
+44 1595 695057
More information
www.shetland-museum.org.uk
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun
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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, small gallery, boat-building workshop, and archive for tracing Shetland ancestry.