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Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights

Shetland Croft House Museum

  • East of A970 Map It
  • Museum/Gallery
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/09/2013

Fodor's Review

This 19th-century thatched house reveals the way of life of rural Shetlanders, which the traditionally attired attendant will be delighted to discuss with you. The peat fire casts a glow on the box bed, the resting chair, and the wealth of domestic implements, including a hand mill for preparing meal and a straw "keshie" for carrying peat. One building made from an upturned boat was used for storing and drying fish and mutton: huts like this inspired the design of the

new Scottish Parliament. If you're lucky, the museum's curator may be making bannocks from his homegrown and home-milled flour.

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Sight Information

Address:

East of A970, 7 miles south of Sandwick, South Voe, ZE2 9JG, Scotland

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Phone:

01590-695057

Sight Details:

  • Donations welcome
  • Mid-Apr.–Sept., daily 10–5

Updated 10/09/2013

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