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Who we are

WE ARE A SMALL, DYNAMIC, COMMUNITY-RUN MUSEUM on the remote island of Fetlar in Shetland. In the museum, you can walk through the many exhibitions on history, archaeology, folklore and wildlife. Especially good for a rainy day is the extensive archive of photographs going back to the 1860s, and documents and diaries from the late 1800s to the present day.

mural on the Fetlar Interpretive Centre wallThe mural on the Fetlar Interpretive Centre wall.

We are particularly proud of our interactive computer presentations, created in Fetlar, on Fetlar's history, archaeology, folklore and wildlife. We can even show you a variety of moving films (on video) from the 1930s onwards, and for those with ancestors in the island, why not come and browse our genealogical database.

Our most recent success is our award-winning exhibition on Sir William Watson Cheyne of Fetlar, assistant to Lord Lister in the pioneering Victorian development of antiseptic surgery. This exhibition and multi-media resource received the prestigious Museum of the Year Award in the Educational Initiative category at a ceremony in Edinburgh on Monday 6th November 2000. Project Co-ordinator, Jane Coutts, was there to receive the award from HRH Princess Anne.

The Centre has disabled access and facilities. What's more, our Custodian can speak to you in English, French, German or Italian, and we have some written information in Dutch.

Take a look further, and we're sure you'll want to come and visit us in person


© Fetlar Interpretive Centre
Beach of Houbie
Fetlar, Shetland, ZE2 9DJ
Tel: 01957 733206 email: info@fetlar.com