Up Helly Aa Exhibition

63 Burgh Road, Lerwick ZE1 0QB, UK

An intriguing tradition dating back to the 19th century, Shetland’s famous festival of fire draws thousands of people to the islands every year. This exhibition is the next best thing for those who can’t visit in January. Film, photographs and Jarl Squad suits on display give visitors a sense of how special the Up Helly Aa festival is to the islands and their people. Learn about the famous torchlit procession, the old Viking songs and the meaning behind the celebrations. Open on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Friday evenings from May to August.

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