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Our mission is to safeguard, enhance, and promote Shetland's heritage, ensuring it is accessible to be enjoyed by all.

Shetland Amenity Trust constantly strives to preserve and enhance everything that is distinctive about Shetland's cultural and natural heritage, promoting access to it whether physical or intellectual.

The Trust was created in 1983 and has since delivered an extensive range of high quality heritage and culture projects, in partnership with a range of local, national and international agencies.

We continue to be pro-active in seeking new opportunities and identifying new funding sources, to further enhance the heritage and culture experience for local Shetland people and visitors to our islands.

We are part of a community which takes great pride and pleasure in our cultural and natural heritage, embracing traditions, dialect and our physical environment in all of our activities.

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Open for the season

Shetland Amenity Trust’s visitor attractions are open for the 2024 season with new summer opening hours at the Shetland Museum & Archives

Explore Shetland’s stories, discover ancient Shetland and experience our breathtaking scenery and wildlife

• Sumburgh Head Lighthouse - open Thurs - Mon
• Shetland Museum & Archives - open daily
• Shetland Crofthouse Museum - open daily
• Old Scatness Broch - open Fridays

Click here for full opening times and for details of tours