The Old Haa

The Old Haa, Yell: Hours, Address, The Old Haa Reviews: 4.5/5

The Old Haa
4.5
History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Local history museum with art gallery, tearoom and shop selling local crafts. Open from 22nd June until 3rd October
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1-2 hours
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hoteljunkie99
Emsworth, UK264 contributions
Jun 2022
Such a delightful place! A fascinating building, beautiful garden and excellent tea room. We came twice while on holiday on Shetland (there aren't too many places to have coffee on Yell). The lady serving was lovely, and spoke to us about the art exhibition. There are Shetland wool clothes and gifts available to buy, and books and CDs. Felt like being in another, quieter world
Written 11 June 2022
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Sayed H
3 contributions
Sep 2021
A quirky cultural stop-off where you can learn a little about the social and natrual history of the island, and enjoy a fine cup of tea and slice of cake in the charming tea room.
Written 7 September 2021
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Thank you so much for your review and for taking time to post it. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you manage to visit again
Written 23 September 2021
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Kristi S
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We had a lovely few hours at the Old Haa Museum. It is right round the corner from the caravan/campsite at Burravoe Pier. The layout and signage was COVID friendly. We enjoyed seeing the various items used by fishermen of the past, in particular the sea chest which was John Smith's and the interesting details about his life. The museum is small but goes above and beyond in their interpretation signs, providing local information and beyond. The geology section upstairs was hugely interesting too. And although I thought I wouldn't find the village halls exhibit interesting, it really was! Seeing how people used the halls in their normal lives was great. Kudos to the staff for being so welcoming, and the cafe homebakes are worth the visit just on their own. 5*
Written 29 August 2021
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Thank you for the wonderful review. I can see you really took time to enjoy our exhibits. It is really gratify for staff and trustees to be appreciated in this way.
Written 23 September 2021
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Rachel Mair
Merton, UK13 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband & I fell in love with this museum, So much local history is held here , a well stocked tea room with quality tea & coffee as well as those important home bakes .
Written 1 October 2019
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Firstly I must apologies for not responding earlier! So glad you enjoyed your time at our museum. We have spent a lot of time over the last 18 months refreshing areas of the Old Haa. I sincerely hope if you manage to visit in the future you will approve.
Written 22 May 2021
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Alex R
5 contributions
Sep 2019
This was one of the highlights of our trip and a must for visiting, the lady most helpful in explaining the all about the lairds and the workers in days gone by.
Written 25 September 2019
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Thank you for your kind commenbts. We are delighted that we were one of your highlights. I will pass on your appreciation for the help you were given.
Written 26 September 2019
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lady_isobel
Cambridge, UK107 contributions
Sep 2019
The local history displays are touching informative, and speak volumes about the reverence in which the people of the island and their exploits are held. Thank goodness there is the will to preserve all this local history, and long may it continue thanks to the passion of the community. The welcome at the cafe was exceptional, and the little knitwear/gift shop was full of real treasures of local craft. Can't wait for my next visit.
Written 10 September 2019
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Thank you for your kind comments. It is so good to be appreciated. We can't wait for your next visit too.
Written 11 September 2019
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Jo M
Belfast, UK151 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I loved it here. It is full of treasures that you could spend hours looking over. It's especially good if you are interested in genealogy. The cafe had tasty treats and it was nice to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and cake. Super welcome too. The little shop is worth visiting. I bought a pretty heather brooch. The gallery was interesting and the garden is definitely worthy having a dander round.
Written 6 August 2019
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Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. So glad that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back
Written 7 August 2019
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John B
Colne, UK329 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
All over Shetland there are nice little museums, craft shops and cafes. This is one of them with lovely helpful staff although I cant pretend that it's an essential place to visit. Museum free and there was a really good photo exhibition on when we visited.
Written 2 August 2019
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Glad you enjoyed your visit and our photo exhibition. We are extremely grateful for every visitor that crosses our door.
Written 3 August 2019
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cejone
70 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The Old Haa is also a cafe, a craft shop, an information centre, a community hub, and has a lovely garden. I could have stayed there all day if I hadn't wanted to explore the rest of Yell.
Written 5 July 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and for exploring the rest of Yell. We are so glad you enjoyed it and had the time for a good look around. We are great for all weathers, inside for a wet day and garden when dry.
Written 7 July 2019
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618simonk
Amersham3 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Really interesting museum with the little cafe - great cakes! We dropped in during our walk through the Shetland Islands and will always remember this as a highlight. We even bought extra cakes for the rest of the walk.

The museum tells you so much about life on the islands and the ladies in the cafe were happy to talk and answer questions.

Thank you so much!
Written 16 June 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words. I will let the ladies know that you enjoyed your visit. The cakes would definitely have helped you on your way.
Written 17 June 2019
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The Old Haa is open:
  • Sun - Sun 14:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 16:00