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  • Photo Archive
  • Natural History
  • Archaeology
  • Folklife
  • Social History
  • Industry
  • Textiles
  • Fisheries
  • Maritime
  • Classic Shetland craft


Shetland Museum and Archives opened its doors in the spring of 2007 and is a treasure trove of artefacts relating to Shetland life and culture. The museum is located on Hay’s Dock, one of the last remaining areas of original dock on Lerwick’s waterfront.

View over 3000 artefacts, including world famous textiles, Pictish art and boats hanging in the Boat Hall. Explore Shetland's history further through the extensive archive collections. The Shetland Museum and Archives also houses a gift shop.

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