Welcome to Shetland Heritage
Welcome to the Shetland Heritage website, where you can learn much more about the cultural and natural heritage of the Shetland Islands, including information about each area and island, and plenty of downloadable brochures to use and enjoy.
News and events
Viking Unst Summer Opening
The Viking Unst site at Brook Point will open this weekend for Living History demonstrations and to give details about the Viking Unst Project.
Archaeology Artefacts Return
Over 100,000 archaeological artefacts have been returned to Shetland for inclusion in the Recognised Archaeology Collection of Shetland Museum and Archives, thanks to the assistance of Serco Northlink Ferries.
Taatit Rugs Exhibition
The new exhibition opening in Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum and Archives this weekend is the culmination of two years of research into the intriguing and beautiful taatit rugs: the pile bedcovers of Shetland.
Explore the islands
Shetland has a wide variety of internationally renowned archaeological sites scattered throughout the islands. Take a look at our Shetland Map to see a selection of attractions.