Unst Heritage Centre
1st May - 30th Sep,
7 days a week 11am - 5pm
Unst Heritage Trust If you are taking ‘the road to the Isles’, keep right on to the end, i.e. Unst. At the top end of Unst you will find the Unst Heritage Centre, it concentrates on all things unique to Unst. Its peculiar geology really came about because of a freak of nature, but it has played a crucial part in its long history. Its archaeology is everywhere you look. Four interesting sites have been excavated between 2004 and 2008 (by Bradford, Glasgow and Danish universities).
There is a lovely display of Unst’s fine lace knitting, which has won acclaim worldwide and if you happen to come on a Friday, you can have a go at spinning or knitting, Shetland style, with a talented Unst lady to guide you.
For 137 years, the Muckle Flugga Lighthouse was manned. Its position, on a lonely pinnacle of rock north of Unst, is exposed to horrendous seas and the lighthouse keepers were dependant on supplies brought from Burrafirth in a small boat. Many a story it has to tell. The exhibition about ‘ The Flugga’ is a ‘must see’.
Distance from Lerwick to Unst ferry, at Gutcher, Yell - 45 miles
This season we have Knitters and Spinners "Have a go" sessions on Fridays 2-5pm
Pottery demonstration on some Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
New this season is a geology wall outside the Centre , and a new geology display in the Heritage Centre.
Two new booklets are available for Heritage walks
A booklet explaining the walk can be bought at the Boat Haven.
This can be bought at the Heritage Centre.
See the events calendar for information on upcoming events in the area.