Open 14th Apr - 1st Oct 2017
Mon-Sat 11am - 4.00pm
Sun 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Scalloway Museum Logo There is a diverse range of artefacts on display covering all aspects of life and history in the area. The Museum is divided into five sections covering an introduction to the area; Scalloway in ancient times including information relating to picts, vikings, Scalloway Castle and the witch trials; industrial Scalloway covering fishing, retailing and local business development; Scalloway at war, the main feature of which is a Shetland Bus exhibition, a tribute to the resistance movement which operated between Norway and Scalloway during World War 2; Scalloway community which for this season features two local men of historic importance Jim Smith inventor and entrepreneur, and Walter Gray who founded the local old people’s home, and was on duty in the Marconi office at Cape Race Newfoundland on the fateful night the Titanic struck an iceberg, A section dedicated to Women’s Work in the Community, also featuring information on notable locals and shops.
There is also a children’s areas featuring a model Shetland pony, viking longship and castle. This area also contains information in relation to local folklore and dialect and is fun for young and old alike.
The Museum also has a gift shop selling souvenirs and local craft products, and a viewing area of the Castle and harbour, where refreshments are available.
In addition the Museum is the visitor information point for the area, and holds a key for Scalloway Castle.
School and coach parties are welcomed, but we would ask you to please book in advance.
See the events calendar for information on upcoming events in the area.