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Croft House Museum

Boddam, Dunrossness, | Dunrossness, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1950 460557
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North Sea Cruise: Lerwick Part 5

On our final stop before going back to our cruise ship in Lerwick, we stopped by a place which... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Manila, Philippines
Like a visit with my ancestors

My husband and I visited the Croft House Museum during a driving rain. Stepping into the warm and... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Laurens, SC
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Boddam, Dunrossness, | Dunrossness, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1950 460557
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

On our final stop before going back to our cruise ship in Lerwick, we stopped by a place which looked like a farm with an old house on it. We entered the 1850’s house and there was an old Scottish gentleman sitting inside. He was...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 20 October 2017

My husband and I visited the Croft House Museum during a driving rain. Stepping into the warm and cozy structure was like coming home. Watch your head! The door frames are low. The peat burning in the fireplaces smell very pleasant.

Thank Jeanette-SC
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a brilliant place. I stopped off here on way to airport and was pleasantly surprised. Everything about it is so original and the best part was going into the but of the house where the main fire place is. I was pleasantly surprised...More

Thank Jock06
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This museum if very well presented and gives an interesting insight into how people used to live in the Shetlands. Lots of detail, and there was plenty of information available. The people onsite seemed to be very knowledgable as well. Certainly well worth visiting as...More

Thank KeithJenner
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is a genuine glimpse into traditional Shetland crofting . Our local guide explained the uses and names of many tools and crofting implements which have fallen out of use these days. Learn from someone who knows before these crafts and skills are lost!

Thank Phyllisqueensland
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a must-see if you want to understand Shetland history. It is a croft house completely refurnished for the time of 1852. The lady who was on duty the day of my visit was extremely knowledgable of Shetland's history and she explained it in...More

Thank Anke_Germany
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We have visited a number of croft houses on both Orkney and Shetland in the last few weeks. Each was special but this was possibly our favourite and for the same reason as a number of other reviewers have noted: the custodian. In our case...More

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Genuine croft, packed with old furniture and furnishings gives a glimpse of the home life of a crofter. I particularly liked the front room (where the minister might be received) complete with packed earth floor and box beds. We were welcomed by a lovely soft...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The building itself is most interesting, but my top rating is because of the guide at the museum who has deep knowledge and is also very friendly.

Thank StefanHaeger
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The croft museum displays the way, living back in those days very well. With the active fireplace being used at the time of my visit, burning peat from the land, it even felt more like a real life experience. My questions were answered and information...More

Thank Riana-22
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11 July 2016|
Response from mildaledrinker | Reviewed this property |
Museum is over 30km (c.20mi) from Lerwick. No.6 bus from Lerwick every 2 hours approx., takes about 1 hour each way. Unless you've a special interest in the Croft House specifically, the Shetland Museum in Lerwick would be... More