Unst Heritage Centre

Collection of fine old lace knitting.
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The Unst Heritage Centre is Unst's permanent link to its rich history, through a fine collection of artefacts and items donated to the centre from residents past and present.

These depict an island full of tradition with a great number of items related to making a living from the islands many resources, Unst's unique location, or both. These range far and wide, but the most prominent would be crofting, fishing, quarrying, fish farming or playing a major role in the defence of the British Isles with the situation of Britains most northerly defence installation at RAF SaxaVord in Unst.

Visitors enjoy our geology boards and geowall , and many come to see our superb lace knitting collection.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

1st May - 30th September
11 am - 4 pm Monday to Saturday
2 to 4pm Sunday

Admission charges

Adults, £3.00
Senior Citzens, £2.00
Under 16s, free.

Joint tickets are available that give admission to Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Religion, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Unst lace
  • Crofting implements
  • Peat cart

Unst Heritage Centre
Shetland Islands






01957 711528

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