Old Haa Museum

Island of Yell
Tel: 01957 722 339
Opening Times:

April - September

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Sat 10am - 4pm
Sun 2pm - 5pm

Prices: Donations Welcome


Yell is the stepping stone island to Unst and Fetlar and is also home of the Old Haa Museum. Here, the history of the island, including the whaling years and shipwrecks are summarised along with natural history, genealogy and a picture and sound archive.

However, there is much more to the Old Haa than a museum - it is a building the community identifies with. The Old Haa has a tearoom with freshly made homebakes, a gallery, with regular displays of local art and a craft shop with locally crafted souvenirs, knitwear and commercial recordings produced in the Old Haa.

The Old Haa also has a large picnic garden for the ‘fine days’ with a boat for the children to play in. The Old Haa is inviting and homely, offering visitors detailed displays of heritage along with a warm welcome.


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


Toilets Tea/Coffee Facilities Parking Child Friendly Ferry Service to Island Gift Shop

Map & Directions

Distance from Lerwick to Yell ferry at Toft - 27 miles.

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