Our opening dates and times for 2019 are as follows:
Up Helly Aa: 26th Jan 2019 - 1st Feb 2019
Summer: 18th April 2019- 6th Oct 2019
Mon to Sat: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
We can also open by arrangement out of season and at other times for groups. Please complete the Contact Form to arrange your visit.
Child (6 to 16): £1
Child (under 6): Free
All the above are season tickets which may be used to visit as often as you like within the same year.
Concessionary price for pre-booked* groups: £2
*minimum 24 hours in advance.
From UK: 01595 880734
From elsewhere: +44 1595 880734
(Only during opening dates/hours)
You can find us here:
By Bus - From Lerwick take bus number 4 (starting from the Viking Bus Station) to Scalloway. Get off at Scalloway Hall, Berry Road. The museum is a short 5-minute walk down Lang Clos, left on Main Street and then along New Street. Use the castle as your landmark. Bus timetables can be found on the link below or you can download the Shetland Travel Information iOS App from here.
By Car - From Lerwick follow the signs to Scalloway. When entering Scalloway take the left fork at the first roundabout. Continue along Castle Street (signposted to Scalloway Castle) and towards the harbour. The museum is located on the left just before you reach the castle. Parking is free at the museum.
From Outside Shetland - Options for getting to Shetland are via flights from a number of Scottish airports or an overnight ferry service from Aberdeen. Links to the operators of these services are shown below.