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The Old Haa

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OUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WHOLE SHETLAND iSLANDS

This magical old Museum and café is a little bit of heaven tucked away in a corner of Yell. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Travel_Teddybears
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
A "must" for anyone visiting Yell - don't miss it

This little gem of a combined information centre, museum, cafe, craft shop and venue for cultural... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Betula O
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Local history museum with art gallery, tearoom and shop selling local crafts. Open April to September
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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13 Meadow Bank Rd | Burravoe, ZE2 9AY, Scotland
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+44 1957 722293
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Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

The Old Haa at Burravoe is quite special. It's open from May to the end of September every day except Monday and Friday if my memory serves me correctly. I visited this museum quite a few times in 2011 and 2012 and really enjoyed it....More

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Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for your comprehensive review of a good day out in Yell. So great that the Old Haa has a starring role. We now open on Mondays too so the only day to miss your cake fix is a Friday. I am catching up...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This magical old Museum and café is a little bit of heaven tucked away in a corner of Yell. It is in the most delightful setting and once inside it is like stepping back in time. Lovely shiny old wooden floors, the smell of beeswax...More

Thank Travel_Teddybears
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness. What a wonderful review. So glad you found us. There is nearly always a family connection in Shetland and it makes visiting so special Thank you

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This little gem of a combined information centre, museum, cafe, craft shop and venue for cultural activities is tucked away on the opposite side of the island from the ferry run to Unst, but if you miss it them you've missed something rather special. It's...More

Thank Betula O
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank for your kind words. Looks like you discovered all we have to offer! So glad you felt it was worth a second visit. Our Wool Week demonstration seems to have gone down very well.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

On our last day on Yell Island we visited the Old Haa Museum. The building itself is an old Laird's home and is beautiful. The museum inside is not big but has a very interesting collection of items, photos and additional memorabilia from Yell's history...More

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Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words. It is great that you found lots of things to interest you and hope the wather was kind for your stroll in the garden.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

go whenever there is an exhibition, browse the interesting shop with local craft and knitwear and of course the garden not to be missed out

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Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thank you for the great rating. Glad you found everything to your liking

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This is another of the Haa houses (a big house) converted to a museum. Lovely exhibition rooms with a great deal to read and see - a real treasure chest of a place. Himself and I enjoyed a good read. I think I particularly liked...More

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Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. The exhibition in the upstairs room changes each. It is lovely to hear you really enjoyed the photos. It was great fun doing this one. We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

If you go to Unst do not do so on a Monday unless you are on a serious diet. The most northerly tea room was shut and the refuel station we mistook for a tumble down garage - later we found you could get something...More

1  Thank Vickie W
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Glad we managed to brighten your day. We are closed on a Friday so that is a day to miss on your trip to the Northern Isles too ;)

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Arrived near closing time after a day spent travelling to the top of Unst and back again with not a working cafe to be found. Received a warm welcome, hot drinks and a wide selection of cakes. When I pushed my luck and asked if...More

Thank David P
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed our cakes and the museum.

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Yell and popped into this museum for a quick look around. It was very interesting, we spent over an hour reviewing the different exhibitions. The staff were very friendly and made us feel extremely welcome.

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Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed it. Review like this makes our work as trustees feel even more worthwhile.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

A lot of the museum's on the isles have a fantastic archive of local life, but I think this was the best I visited. Lovely cottage converted into fascinating displays on social and natural history. Particularly loved the transcripts of interviews with a local resident...More

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Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. Glad you found us a good way to spend a wet day

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Very welcoming and great cakes! The museum was very interesting, with many exhibits from the past, also a good selection of local knitwear. Well worth a visit.

Thank hks293
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again

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