Scalloway Museum, Scalloway

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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Small but very interesting museum: a lot of information, presented in a well-designed way, keeps you interested throughout. I especially liked the way it combines daily life, changing economy, and big events and eras. Also, very nice staff.
  • Modern building housing a pleasant museum. Next to the ruins of Scalloway Castle. Inexpensive exhibition area. Small shop and small refreshment area. You wouldn't spend more than an hour here but worth stopping.
  • I really enjoyed visiting this museum about Scalloway and its history. Being Norwegian myself it was quite emotional to read about the Shetland bus. The people working in the museum are lovely as well.
  • Very informative, particularly displays about the WW II SOE Shetland Bus operation.
  • 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!

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