Scalloway Museum, Scalloway

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  • Fantastic range of displays on Scalloway life and Shetland bus. Really good gift shop. Lovely chatty staff can supply lots of info. Don't rush this, it has a lot to see  more »
  • When you go in, go to the left first, that way you can follow the timeline. Interesting stories and artefacts, and a nice local feel. A very pleasant way to spend some time, and from there it is just ...  more »
  • we were on a tour of the shetlands and this was one of the places we visited. It was an interesting museum with load of local history of the area.  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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