Bressay Heritage Centre & History Group

Tel: 01595 820750 (Heritage Centre) / 01595 820700 (Secretary)
Opening Times:

1st May – 30th Sept, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am-4pm,
Sun 11am-5.00pm


Bressay Heritage Centre opened in 1996 and is owned and operated by Bressay History Group. Annual summer Exhibitions provide visitors with the opportunity to dip into many aspects of Bressay’s past. Bressay Heritage Centre also houses an extensive archive of material relating to the island’s history through photographs, maps, geneaology, etc.

A new and exciting visitor attraction is the reconstruction, next to the Heritage Centre, of the central core of a Bronze Age Burnt Mound, which Bressay History Group ‘rescued’ from being washed away by the sea. Onsite interpretation will assist visitors to explore the interior of this unique mysterious construction.

The Bressay History Group are part of the network of Shetland Information Points and their custodian can provide detailed local information, directions and suggestions, such as popular walks.

Come and see how we use 3D images in our displays. 

E-mail: for more information.


See the events calendar for information on upcoming events in the area.


Toilets Disabled Access Parking Child Friendly Ferry Service to Island Information Point

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