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  a closeup of the thatched room with rock anchors
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  • a closeup of the thatched room with rock anchors - Shetland
      a closeup of the thatched room with rock anchors
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  • The Crofthouse Museum as seen from the road - Shetland
      The Crofthouse Museum as seen from the road
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  • The traditional box bed - Shetland
      The traditional box bed
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  • The upturned boat acting as a shed roof - Shetland
      The upturned boat acting as a shed roof
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  • fish drying in front of a traditional peat fire - Shetland
      fish drying in front of a traditional peat fire
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This is a wonderful small museum that shows how people lived in traditional croft houses. You can visit the living quarters, the sleeping quarters, the byre and the drying kiln. Also interesting is a large stack of peat blocks, thatched roof with rock anchors, an old boat (no longer sea-worthy) that has been turned upside down to form the roof of a shed, grinding stones, and fish being dried in front of a peat fire. You can see traditional box beds and a spinning wheel as well. There is an on-site volunteer interpreter who was very charming and knowlegeable

Open May-Sept, daily, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Admission free

Directions: South of Boddam on the main island
Website: http://www.visitshetland.com/attractions_and_activities/historical/visitor_attractions/

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2006
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