Scalloway Museum

Scalloway Museum
Scalloway
Shetland
Shetland Islands
 ZE1 0UL
Scotland

Website

www.shetland-museum.org.uk

Telephone

01595 880783 or 01595 880666

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Scalloway was once the capital of Shetland but in later years has been a prosperous fishing port. Fishing features in the museum, yet the unique story concerns “The Shetland Bus”. In the Second World War there was a renewal of old contacts with Norway, and a small fleet of fishing boats ran a shuttle service taking refugees out and taking arms and freedom fighters in - the 'Shetland Bus Operation'. The Scalloway Museum tells the part Shetland played in WW2 through photographs, artefacts and interpretive panels.

Venue Type:

Museum

Admission charges

Admission free

Collection details

Maritime, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • The Shetland Bus Operation
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