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Special Up Helly Aa 2023 Openings

We are pleased to extend our opening hours at the Shetland Museum & Archives, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Old Scatness Broch during Up Helly Aa week 2023.

Shetland Museum & Archives 

Open: Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st January and Wednesday 1st February 2023 from 10am to 5pm - the Museum's Origins of Up Helly Aa Tours will be taking place during these days, booking is advised.

The Jarl Squad will visit the Shetland Museum at 3.30pm on Up Helly Aa Day, Tuesday 31st January. This is a free ticketed event.
For more information and to book.

The Junior Up Helly Aa Galley will be positioned outside the museum at Hay’s Dock from 11.45am to 2.45pm


Old Scatness Broch & Iron Age Village

Open for tours on Wednesday 1st February - tours will take place at 10am, 12pm and 2pm and must be booked in advance. 
For more information and to book


Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre 

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Unken Kaffee will be open from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February.