Things to Do in Lerwick

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Things to Do in Lerwick


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  • Kenny F
    stromness29 contributions
    The museum was fantastic great displays and knowledgeable staff, went for a cuppa at their upstairs cafes that was a real letdown, it was grossly overpriced and my tea was upmarket dishwater, come on up your game and put someone to run the cafe properly.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Elizabeth S
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK61 contributions
    My husband and I found the Crofthouse Museum absolutely fascinating. We got a good feel for how people actually lived in Shetland not really that long ago. The curator was very knowledgeable and helpful. We can thoroughly recommend.
    Written September 11, 2023
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  • Debbie T
    1 contribution
    What a fun experience in beautiful Lerwick. Easy, comfortable environment with a great tour. Beer was awesome! We were on a cruise so it was easy to catch a cab at the pier and they called one for us to return to pier.
    Written September 5, 2023
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  • Jeffrey P
    1 contribution
    Nancy provided us with brilliant information on what to do and where to go, even giving our dog a treat. Well worth a visit.
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • Tamsin
    Cedar Rapids, IA3 contributions
    This is a great place to explore, there are markers to read and you can go mostly anywhere in the Broch. Its easy to find and get to if you are in Lerwick.
    Written September 14, 2023
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  • TravelingBill
    Glendale, AZ604 contributions
    The stained glass in this building is well worth the walk up the hill to see it. Not much else to see, but the stained glass is spectacular
    Written July 24, 2023
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  • leonard m
    Edinburgh, UK348 contributions
    This is a small museum located about 2.7 km from Lerwick town centre. It is easy to find and has free parking. Entry is £3 and it is open from late April to early October. Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor. There is not a huge amount to see but if you are interested in the whole wool thing that goes on in Shetland you will see why they are justly proud of the wool heritage. There are some interesting and some beautiful exhibits. The most interesting thing on our visit was chatting with the lady who was in charge that day and who continuously knitted a garment that looked fearsomely complicated while we talked! She provided some interesting insights to life in Shetland in the 60s and 70s. They also feature an item called the "muckle gravit" which loosely translated means the big scarf. Said scarf is currently about 160 feet long and you are invited to add a few rows to the scarf if you feel so inclined. I am not entirely sure what the end objective might be but it is a fun way of connecting visitors to the project and the place.
    Written June 16, 2023
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  • itchyfeet2014
    Glasgow, UK2,295 contributions
    What an excellent trip this was. We were lucky to get on the tour as the weather had not been suitable for the boat to go out for a couple of days. We travelled on the day we were leaving Shetland. The journey over to the island isn’t too far, then a self tour, following the path which orbits the island. The broch is incredible with double skinned walls and fantastic views. It is a great piece of engineering. Don’t miss it.

    We enjoyed the walk around the island, fantastic rock formations and great bird life. Our trip was made complete by the amazing father and son who steered us to the island and charmed us with their great local stories. Thank you.

    A wonderful and unmissable tour.
    Written August 25, 2022
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  • Jude Parsons
    24 contributions
    There was a bit of a wait when we travelled as one of the ferries had a fault and was not working so pre bookings had to be cancelled and we just waited in queue but we didnt have to wait too long considering the circumstances. Other than that a quick and cleanly operated service.
    Written July 3, 2023
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  • K Stirling
    8 contributions
    Lovely theatre and great to see that in Lerwick, staff were first class and the whole experience was fantastic.
    Written October 26, 2022
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV3,284 contributions
    Interesting place, but not really much there. Good place to sit on a cannon and take pictures of the harbor area. Wish there had been better signage describing the history of the fort.
    Written July 16, 2023
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  • D38lawn
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK578 contributions
    Home to the Shetland Textile Museum, which is why we went. Free car park at front and £3 to enter. Small but plenty to interest 'crafty' folk. Nice lady to answer any questions you may have.
    Written September 15, 2020
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