Museum volunteers have been busy over the winter months preparing new displays for this season. Come along and find out more about Life and Work in Scalloway in our central section, with some beautiful historic textiles. Find out about local people’s involvement in the whaling industry, long before people understood the nature and fragility of these… (read more)
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The Scalloway Museum will be open this year from Saturday 16th April to Sunday 2nd October. Please Note: We will also be opening for the week of the Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, from Saturday 23rd January to Saturday 30th January. We look forward to seeing you!
Cathie Leask, Volunteer demonstrates Fair Isle knitting to Helene Magnusson, from Iceland, Pandora Mayo, from Essex and Theodora Skuladottir (Helene,s daughter) on Saturday. Posted from the Scalloway Museum
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Celia Collins from Australia shows Barbara Johnson the hat which she knitted following the Wool Week pattern. Celia used wool from various locations throughout the world to complete the garment, making a wonderful collection of memories. Posted from the Scalloway Museum
Barabara Johnson and Rosabel Halcrow demonstrate Fair Isle knitting during Wool Week in the Scalloway Museum (top picture). In the lower picture, Monica Daniel from York, Alex Daniel from Tadcaster and Ekaterina Chukanova from Russia enjoy an informal makkin session at the Scalloway Museum. Posted from the Scalloway Museum
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