|Opening Hours (May to September)|
|Admission £2 season ticket.|
In 2003 the Scalloway History Society approached the Shetland Bus Friendship Society about joining forces to get a
new museum for Scalloway. The existing museum on Main Street was becoming inadequate. A disused knitwear factory in
Castle Street was purchased and work began on converting it to a museum. Delays in funding and the initial contractor going bust have resulted in the project taking 9 years to be completed.
The temporary 2011 exhibition at the new Scalloway Museum at Castle Street was officially opened on 16 July 2011 by former Shetland Bus Friendship Society chairman Jack Burgess.
The Museum's exhibtion space has been completely revamped by a team of volunteers over the winter to produce a completely new display for 2012. The exhibtion tells Scalloway's history over the centuries with the section on the Shetland Bus being the highlight.
The display is split up into the following areas:
- Introduction to Scalloway
- Ancient Scalloway
- Scalloway Trade and Industry
- Scalloway at War (including the Shetland Bus)
- Scalloway People. This will feature different people each year
The Museum has a childrens' play area, gift shop, tea facility with seating area and a disabled toilet.
On 17 May 2012 the Museum will be officially opened by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
Some images from the museum's collection
Wood carving of the three Shetland Bus subchasers