Recognised Collection of National Significance at Shetland Museum and Archives

RECOG LogoShetland Museum & Archives now has two Recognisd Collections. We are delighted that our Archaeology Collection attained this status in December 2014, following the Textile Collection in 2013.

Archives catalogue

Kirk of Ness, North Yell 1860

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The archives catalogue is now available online.

For more information, or to search the catalogue click here.

Hay's Dock Café Restaurant

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Our popular Café Restaurant showcases local produce. For further information and details of forthcoming events, visit www.haysdock.co.uk.

Open daily and Friday & Saturday evenings.
Call (01595) 741569 to book your table.

Five Star Museum

MUSEUM 5 STARFive Star Award

Shetland Museum and Archives have again retained a five star award from Visit Scotland.


Online Gift Shop


Our range of quality crafts and gifts are available online at the Shetland Heritage Shop.

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Online Photo Archive


Photo Archive

Over 60,000 images of life, history and culture in Shetland. Search by subject and buy prints online.

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