Croft House Museum Shetland, Pay a visit to the picturesque community of Dunrossness, where you may step inside a crofthouse with a thatched roof right out of the eighteenth century.
The house has been made to appear as though it were adorned in the 1870s. Discover the box beds, investigate the peat fire, and test out the traditional mousetrap used in Shetland. In addition, there is a stunning garden to be seen at the crofthouse.
Learn from our seasoned caretakers about what life was like in a normal crofthouse and how people made a living off the land by listening to their own accounts.
The Shetland Museum and Archives receives an annual foot traffic of approximately 86,000 visitors, which has earned it a 5-star rating from the tourism website VisitScotland.
On May 31, 2007, the enormous and rich collections of the Shetland Museum and the Shetland Archives were brought together in one facility for the first time. The building was opened by Her Majesty the Queen of Norway as well as Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay. In addition to presenting guests with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about Shetland's rich history and culture, the museum's collections are fascinating in and of itself.
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This crofthouse, which can be seen in a scenic setting on the shore of Boddam, which is a village in Dunrossness, was inhabited all the way up until the late 1960s. It has been reconstructed to look exactly as it did when a fisherman, sailor, or seaman and his family lived there. Built to withstand the harsh conditions of the Shetland environment, the residence, the byre, and the barn would have all been easily accessible from within the same construction. A peat fire would be burning at the "but end," which is equivalent to the kitchen and living space, and in the "ben end," which is equivalent to the bedroom, you would find a handcrafted box bed or bunk beds. The outdoor garden has been beautifully landscaped, and there is a path that leads to an operational watermill that has been updated. Within the confines of the building, the use of wheelchairs is not permitted.