Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick

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Shetland Museum and Archives is a highlight if you are looking to explore Shetland's rich heritage and culture. Enjoy the collection of artifacts, images, and audio recordings, spanning the last 6,000 years from Shetland's geological beginnings through the oil boom of the 1970s. Other things belonged to Shetlanders, or to emigrants from the islands who lived elsewhere, while many objects are unique to Shetland. The gift shop is particularly popular. While you shop, you can peruse handmade Shetland crafts, jewelry, and a vast collection of Shetland literature on all subjects from Picts and Vikings to ponies and folklore. The site sometimes offers special events, such as workshops. You can plan Lerwick trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The New Shetland Museum and Archives at Hay's Dock, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, was officially opened on 31 May 2007 by HM Queen Sonja of Norway and the Duke & Duchess of Rothesay (Charles & Camilla)...  more »
  • You can easily seen several hours in this well curated regional museum. Its very modern and describes the history of the Shetland Islands, geology, people and culture. There is a lot to take in.  more »
  • Highly recommend. Very impressed with the layout, information and style of the museum. Great experience going round seeing the history of the Islands so succinctly and clearly described and explained....  more »
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  • This is such a great place to visit. The site is interesting, the building is good to look at, but inside it's a gem. The staff are really friendly. The exhibits are many and varied. The restaurant is excellent, but be aware you may need to book in the morning when you go in if you're thinking of staying for lunch. This is a venue used by locals as well. Always a good sign.
  • Great place with a big exhibition from all historical eras of Shetland, from neolithic era to the modern times, including the viking era. Very friendly staff. Be aware that the restaurant in the museum might be full, so you should book a table in advance.
  • This free museum charts various aspects of Shetland in an easy to navigate and informative way. I wish we had visited when we arrived rather than the day we left! If we had, we would have better been able to put things into context. That said, it has stood us in good stead for our next visit.
  • A great starting point fot Shetland visitors. Small museum packed with information about Shetland's history. Galleries and djsplays well planned and very informative.
  • Lovely little museum with splendid displays in a beautiful location. Excellent cafe as well. Who could ask for more!

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