Specialty Museums in Lerwick

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Specialty Museums in Lerwick

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  • ChrisKiwi
    Auckland Central, New Zealand120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant museum covering many aspects of Shetland history with excellent information and displays. Nice museum shop with great range of local books.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Chris M
    Wetherby, UK1,308 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this museum during a group tour of Shetland. The buildings and site have been preserved to provide an authentic view of living/life of a crofter over 100 years ago. This includes residents and animal accommodation. The stewards on duty were helpful in pointing out some of the items that could have been missed on initial inspection. There are also information "paddles" at other points in the buildings. The small site is well worth a visit.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • leonard m
    Edinburgh, UK352 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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