Fodor's Expert Review Shetland Crofthouse Museum

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Nine miles south of Sandwick, 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.

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East of A970
Dunrossness, Shetland Islands  ZE2 9JG, Scotland


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Rate Includes: Free (donations welcome), Closed Oct.–Apr

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