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Shetland Museum and Archives Lerwick
#1 of 6 Museums in Mainland
For a town of this size it must be one of the best museums in the country, and it also has extensive archives for those looking to research family history or other local topics.
If you are in Lerwick, I would really recommend a visit it was one of the best local museums I've been to, and we would certainly visit again in the future!
Croft House Museum Lerwick
#2 of 6 Museums in Mainland
I definitely recommend a visit to the Croft House Museum to understand and experience a part of Shetland's history and a way of life.
(his heavy accent was a treat) We learned quite a bit from him and the museum and you must make sure you take the time to walk down towards the watermill and take in the view down by the shore.
Scalloway Museum Scalloway
#3 of 6 Museums in Mainland
This is a light airy modern clean building with marvellous displays and one of the best small museums we have been to anywhere in the world.
Probably one of the best museums in the Shetlands, well laid out with ample displays.
Tangwick Haa Museum Brae
#4 of 6 Museums in Mainland
One of the best community-run museums in Scotland
I discovered a gem of a museum with an eclectic collection of items from the island, but my main joy was in talking to the custodian, whose friendliness and knowledge made the visit very memorable.
Shetland Textile Museum Lerwick
#5 of 6 Museums in Mainland
The Shetland Textile Museum is a bit away from the main area but once there it is well worth a visit.The museum has lots of interesting and historic displays with knowledgeable staff who were able to answer questi...
There is also an excellent cafe in the museum, a good thing because it takes hours to appreciate the Museum which is completely accessible and uses fascinating scenographic reconstructions to tell the stories.
Quendale Water Mill Sumburgh
#6 of 6 Museums in Mainland
This visit was planned to be in "peak tourism season" and we were pleasantly surprised with the museum.