Shetland Museum and Archives

Shetland Museum and Archives
Hay's Dock
Lerwick
Shetland Islands
ZE1 0WP
Scotland

Website

www.shetlandmuseumandarchives.org.uk

E-mail

info@shetlandmuseumandarchives.org.uk

Telephone

01595 695057

Fax

01595 696729

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External view of the Shetland Museum and Archives
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Set on the waterfront within a restored 19th century dock the Shetland Museum and Archives tells Shetland's story. As well as housing the Museum and Archive collections there is a cafe restaurant, auditorium, learning and research rooms, temporary exhibition space and shop. Other facilities include historic boat building sheds and a three storey boat hall with suspended boats.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Museum:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm

Archives:
Mon - Fri: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Sat: 10am - 1pm

Closed: Archives: Sun

Admission charges

Entry free

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Law and Order, Maritime, Music, Personalities, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

'Shetland's Sunken Treasure'

  • 31 December 2014 — 31 December 2015 *on now

Artefacts salvaged from the wreck of the Drottningen af Swerige, lost in Lerwick Harbour off the Knab in 1745. Museum hours, free, no bookings required, Archives showcase.

'Fence Posts, Rehabilitation and Recreation'

  • 28 February — 8 April 2015 *on now

'Fence Posts, Rehabilitation and Recreation'

'Foyer Case. Knitting'

  • 15 March — 15 May 2015 *on now

'Foyer Case. Knitting'A display of work by twenty-four young Shetland bairns between the ages of 7 and 11 from all over the isles who took part in Promote Shetland knitting classes. In association with Shetland Wool Week. Museum hours, free, no booking required.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

'Layers' Foyer Corridor

  • 1 — 29 March 2015 *on now

'Layers' Foyer Corridor An exhibition by the Eric Grey Centre Art students. Museum opening hours, free, no booking required.

'Mootie Moose' Friday Series

  • 24 April 2015 1:30-2:30pm
  • 22 May 2015 1:30-2:30pm
  • 19 June 2015 1:30-2:30pm

Join Mootie Moose to learn about his magical adventures in the Museum. Come along to making great crafts, sing songs and meet new friends. Cost £10.00 for 3-5yrs,children must be accompanied by and adult. 24th April-Musical Mayhem, 22nd May-Brilliant Boats,19th June-Summer Picnic.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£10.00 For 3 Sessions

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