Shetland’s heritage is researched, collected and exhibited throughout the islands by a network of local museums and heritage centres. Each museum and heritage centre in Shetland is unique, highlighting the various and changing aspects of natural and cultural heritage in each area.
At the hub of the heritage network is the Shetland Museum and Archives. We have a dedicated part-time officer working with local heritage group and their main representative organisation, Shetland Heritage Association. In addition, museum and archives’ staff provide advice, support, and training to the dedicated, but largely volunteer-based members of Shetland’s heritage community.