Scalloway Museum, Scalloway

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  • August 20, 2017
    The Scalloway Museum covers the history of the village. This includes the geological formation, construction of the Castle, life of the population of the past centuries, the Castle, the fisheries and the task in the second World War (Scalloway bus). The Museum is only a few years old. Thus, the exhibition is also very relevant in the design and equipment. It also enhances the exhibition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Really enjoyed spending a couple of hours looking indepth at all the exhibits, which are extremely well presented. Fascinating WW2 history of the Shetland Bus and all the people involved.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Great place to visit especially on a rainy day , includes the castle.From prehistoric to present day including lots on the Shetland Bus.  more »
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  • Such a great little museum, mostly run by volunteers, the work accomplished and the level of professionalism is astonishing. Billy who runs it was kind enough to open it during the closed season and we had the entire place to ourselves. He also has some fascinating stories from WW2 and we felt like it was both informative and touching. We learned a lot and can't recommend it enough. It also seemed very kid friendly!
  • Small but perfectly formed... this museum is a great place to understand more about the importance of Scalloway and the part it plays in Shetland life.
  • Fantastic museum. Run entirely by volunteers. Contains a fascinating display on the Shetland Bus (the Norwegian resistance boats during WW2).
  • Small museum, really nice place, lots of history, worth spending an hour in it
  • Excellent. Learnt a lot about Shetland.

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