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The Old Haa

13 Meadow Bank Rd | Burravoe, Scotland
+44 1957 722293
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An interesting place

A nice welcome in the tea room, a very wide selection of lovely cakes.The downstairs museum was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frankiesymes
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Excellent home baking.

Worth stopping for the local information and for the cakes. Somebody has put effort and thought... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
McdonaldsLinlithgow
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Linlithgow
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Local history museum with art gallery, tearoom and shop selling local crafts. Open April to September
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (13 reviews)
“tea room” (6 reviews)
“home made” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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13 Meadow Bank Rd | Burravoe, Scotland
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+44 1957 722293
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice welcome in the tea room, a very wide selection of lovely cakes.The downstairs museum was very interesting. Unfortunatley - if understandably - there is only one member of staff, who runs the tearoom as well as showing visitirs around. The upstaris portion is...More

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit but I am sorry that you had problems. You are correct in that we can only afford one employee so she does have a busy time. The craft shop is locked to prevent items going astray and the only rooms...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth stopping for the local information and for the cakes. Somebody has put effort and thought into the garden. A very welcoming place.

Thank McdonaldsLinlithgow
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. The garden is run by a small group of volunteers. It is good to know that the whole package is appreciated.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to The Old Haa museum. What an interesting place. A fine collection of exhibits that was interesting for all the Family. We had a 2 year old and 5 year old with us and they loved it too. The little...More

Thank Sheila S
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. It so good to know that we appeal to all age groups. The garden is a wonderful place for young ones to run off steam in a safe environment. Hope you visit again.

Reviewed 3 July 2017

As other people have said, this is a delightful place to visit and the cakes are good! It's made special by the curator/cafe server, who opens up the small gallery and bookshop as a special treat (probably for all visitors). There are some fascinating 19th...More

Thank d_v_London
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank for the kind comments. So glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come again.

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The building itself is worth spending time in and there is a lovely garden, tended by local volunteers, at the back. The tea room (just drinks & cakes when we visited -delicious though these were) was a bonus since cafes are thin on the ground...More

Thank LindyStone
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The day started out rainy but when we reached Burravoe the sun came out. This museum is housed in a laird's house dating from 1672 so watch your head going through doorways. Not only is it an interesting museum with displays of whaling, shipwrecks and...More

Thank westcoasthiker1
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We happened on this lovely small museum while driving up the east coast heading for Unst. Well worth a stop at this museum. The house dates from 1672 and must have been quite grand in its time. It has excellent small display rooms and a...More

Thank Stuart R
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you taking the time to take your detour. We did put up some extra signs last year and hope this helped you find your way. Taking the trip around the east side reveals some lovely scenes of Yell, Skerries and Fetlar. AND it allows...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting small upstairs museum with displays on history and social and economic geography of this beautiful part of the Shetland. Focusing on the Whaling industry and Shetlanders association with Whaling in the South Atlantic it offers a poignant and personal description of this communities tenacity...More

Thank Patricia K
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful island and that you managed to visit the Old Haa. Thank you

Reviewed 13 October 2016

A nice Museum with lots of local information and a nice little café. It has more than a few good displays describing the local history and the people. The café had wonderful homebakes. The lemon cake was superb but watch out, the Tea has the...More

Thank Fallschirmjager
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 September 2016

There are times when you find a place that you fall in love with but would rather not tell anyone else about should it get too popular and get spoiled. This is such a place. It is an enchanting little tearoom selling homeland cakes served...More

Thank Semiquaver
Patricia O, Trustee at The Old Haa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed it and chose to tell everyone after all.

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