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- We have been to many museums around the World ,from major cities to quirky out of the way places and this has to rank as one of the best we’ve been to.
It covers every aspect of Shetland and is thoughtfully presented. We actually went twice to make sure we covered everything.Written 26 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My husband and I found the Crofthouse Museum absolutely fascinating. We got a good feel for how people actually lived in Shetland not really that long ago. The curator was very knowledgeable and helpful. We can thoroughly recommend.Written 11 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- What a fun experience in beautiful Lerwick. Easy, comfortable environment with a great tour. Beer was awesome! We were on a cruise so it was easy to catch a cab at the pier and they called one for us to return to pier.Written 5 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a great place to explore, there are markers to read and you can go mostly anywhere in the Broch. Its easy to find and get to if you are in Lerwick.Written 14 September 2023
- Staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We were in Lerwick for a few days and it was suggested that we visit St Ninian’s isle on the day the weather was sunny knowing that the next day should be reserved for the museums due to expected rain. We were assisted by the lovely young woman who knew the best buses to catch to our destinations and gave us information about self guided walking tours. A must visit before you embark on your sightseeing of Lerwick!Written 22 August 2023
- The stained glass in this building is well worth the walk up the hill to see it. Not much else to see, but the stained glass is spectacularWritten 24 July 2023
- 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 16 June 2023
- What an excellent trip this was. We were lucky to get on the tour as the weather had not been suitable for the boat to go out for a couple of days. We travelled on the day we were leaving Shetland. The journey over to the island isn’t too far, then a self tour, following the path which orbits the island. The broch is incredible with double skinned walls and fantastic views. It is a great piece of engineering. Don’t miss it.
We enjoyed the walk around the island, fantastic rock formations and great bird life. Our trip was made complete by the amazing father and son who steered us to the island and charmed us with their great local stories. Thank you.
A wonderful and unmissable tour.Written 25 August 2022
- There was a bit of a wait when we travelled as one of the ferries had a fault and was not working so pre bookings had to be cancelled and we just waited in queue but we didnt have to wait too long considering the circumstances. Other than that a quick and cleanly operated service.Written 3 July 2023
- Lovely theatre and great to see that in Lerwick, staff were first class and the whole experience was fantastic.Written 26 October 2022
- Interesting place, but not really much there. Good place to sit on a cannon and take pictures of the harbor area. Wish there had been better signage describing the history of the fort.Written 16 July 2023
- Home to the Shetland Textile Museum, which is why we went. Free car park at front and £3 to enter. Small but plenty to interest 'crafty' folk. Nice lady to answer any questions you may have.Written 15 September 2020
- Really helpful staff. I'd brought my Shetland knitted lace project on holiday with me to try to get some inspiration to crack on with it (having bought the materials for a scarf when we were here in 2020, I've done about 10 inches!) Instead of bringing the pattern with me I wrote out the details and then promptly left my notes in a hotel in Dundee.
A lightbulb moment, I could see if they had the book in the local library and if I , as a non-resident, could take a look at it. They were very helpful and I was shown to a room with all the Shetland books in - oh, my goodness, what a huge number of books on Shetland, including the one I wanted.
Thank you, I found my pattern and noted it down, so perhaps this evening I'll crack on with the scarf - might get it finished before 2026!Written 4 September 2023
- The best cemetery I have ever been to.
A lovely walk around the area.Great for bird watching too. We didn't manage to see puffins thus time.Written 27 August 2023
- In a Presbyterian country, this is one of the few churches serving other Christian denominations. Building started in 1863 and was completed a year later. The single tower was added in 1891. It is dedicated to St. Magnus, a 12th century earl killed because of his pacifist views in a violent, warring community. The stark Gothic exterior is softened by the beautiful stained glass, especially the rosette on top of the altar. In the center, it shows the crucified Christ surrounded by two faithful women, presumably Mary and Magdalen. Of note, each kneeling area has a beautifully cross-stitched pillow on which to kneel. What a lovely touch! This is a working Episcopalian church in the heart of Lerwick. It offers Sunday services at 10:45 am and Evening Prayer at 6:30 pmWritten 19 September 2019
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