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Town Hall Hillhead | Hillhead, Lerwick ZE1 0HB, Scotland
+44 1595 744511
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Even though it is a "working building", as long as there are no functions going on, you are free to wander around this great building. Through to grand big door at the front, the conference room the right is a starting point. Thereafter, make your...More

1  Thank Garth1973
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The building was amazing. A must go and see. The stained glass windows were truly beautiful. No one bothered you as you walked around. We took some amazing photos.

Thank _mayl53
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Certainly worth the short trek uphill from the harbour. The highlight is the main hall with its splendid stainglass windows illustrating the history of the Shetlands. Each window has a useful explanation next to it. There are loos available here if wanted.

Thank ConradVictor
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Part of the historical city of Lerwick. Beautiful stone buildings surround the town hall. People praise the windows but was unfortunately shut when we were there. Area does remind if Edinburgh but without the grime and pollution

Thank Troonie1
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Went around Lerwick and the Town House was one of the places we visited. It has beautiful stained glass windows

Thank DoreenD227
Reviewed June 3, 2018

A rather odd place. Interesting stained glass windows in the town hall rooms. Just walk in (no charge) and look round available rooms including the council chambers. Interpretation panels explain the windows. Worth 15 - 30 minutes to visit.

Thank Farmlabourer
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

So when arrived and found that entry was free of charge, we were more than delighted to find such a wide historical range of very well preserved Windows. We spent a full hour looking at them. There were very informative boards with each window with...More

Thank dggstj
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Stained glass work really is beautiful and an easy-ish walk from the port. Definitely worth the time read your way around the room as there is some interesting history there! Excellent way to spend 30-45 minutes!

Thank fallstarfarseer49
Reviewed May 20, 2018

The aural window is beautiful and we saw it with the sunlight behind it, magical! The other historical windows were very lovely. We saw the Registrar there who was so helpful and delightful. We were looking for a graveyard plot, and, although it wasn't her...More

2  Thank maggie9
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Easy 15 min. walk from dock on Esplanade Street. Beautiful stained glass windows on second floor, all with descriptive plaques. Free.

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May 13, 2017|
Response from AnitaS5378 | Property representative |
The Town Hall is currently closed to visitors as there's a lot of renovation work underway. We are hoping to reopen late August. Usually we are open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.