Fodor's Expert Review Hoswick Visitor Centre

The South Mainland Museum/Gallery

This café has an unmanned museum space that heaves with an impressive collection of vintage radios (hugely important to an island community), knitting, spinning, and fishing paraphernalia. The café is popular with locals and visitors alike and sells cakes and soups while trading in knitted and crafty keepsakes made by entrepreneurial Shetlanders. In the mezzanine room is an interesting exhibition on the historic Hoswick whale case, when in 1888 the local fishermen took on an oppressive laird (estate owner) and won.


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Hoswick, Shetland Islands  ZE2 9HR, Scotland


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Rate Includes: Free, Closed Oct.–May

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