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Shetland Museum and Archives

Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0WP, UK
| +44 1595 695057
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Sun - Sat 10am - 5pm

Shetland Museum and Archives

Dig deeper into the fascinating history and culture of the Shetland Islands in Lerwick's main museum.

Understand the population's Nordic roots and the archipelago's complex relationship with the United Kingdom through a series of exhibitions covering archaeology and social history. See model ships as well as goods produced on the island in decades gone by. The influence that international imports have had on traditional culture is also explored.

The museum's extensive archive of over 60,000 photographs is available to search online, while local textile and craft souvenirs can be purchased from the small gift shop. Don't miss the excellent café and restaurant.