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Absolutely fantastic

Loved our visit. We hit lucky and got the place to ourselves, met the lovely Linda, who told us so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ZoeBarrie
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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A Must See

This was lived in by a farmer until his death and is just as he left it. Peat was burning in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
taxlady63
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved our visit. We hit lucky and got the place to ourselves, met the lovely Linda, who told us so much about the history of the place, and Shetland itself. A really worth while place to visit, and experience what it’s like stood in that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was lived in by a farmer until his death and is just as he left it. Peat was burning in the fireplace. Original furnishings and thatched roof. Don't bypass thsi.

Thank taxlady63
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old croft, restored to how it used to look when the last occupant left in the 1960's is well worth a visit, especially to the kid generation who start to shake uncontrollably when they can't get internet access! Simple, hard living but fascinating, allow...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic croft house with tiny well furnished rooms with very competent staff. She took us on a virtual walk through 300 years of history in a very lively way. Excellent.

Thank Globetrotterin2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting place to visit. Really shows how people used to live in crofts. There was even a peat fire burning. Guy who talked to us was very knowledgable and spent a long time explaining things. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank BarbaraMills
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to make you pleased that you live now and not the harsh times of Shetland 150 years ago. Brilliantly restored, complete with burning peat fire and which smokes fish and meat, as well as heating the room. Marvellous description from Linda, who was...More

2  Thank Returner236
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visiting. You can really imagine what it would have been like to live there with the sounds and smells. Very atmospheric and lovely to see the pictures and hear the stories of old. Excellent value for money.

1  Thank 854sally
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lived in until 1963, when The Shetland Museum took over the property, which now excels and gives people the chance to see what it was like back in the olden days to live in. The "volunteer" on duty gave a detailed tour of the property...More

1  Thank Gareth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not free, but it does not cost a lot. £3 when we were there. This is not a reproduction - it's a genuine old croft, kept in good nick and run by the Shetland Museum and Archives so the guides are properly expert museum...More

1  Thank grainnemhaol
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I remember when I was a little boy sleeping in a box bed also sitting by an open peat fire listening to stories about trows how time flies by the croft house is well worth seeing

2  Thank Windor2272
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499sharon
18 January 2018|
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Response from StefanHaeger | Reviewed this property |
We took a bus from Lerwick. It was maybe a 15-20 minutes walk from the bus stop to the Croft House museum but that was not a problem. I suggest you check the time tables for the buses back to Lerwick before you go.
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mrrickbear
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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
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