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Museum to celebrate tenth anniversary

The Shetland Museum and Archives enjoyed a royal launch back in 2007. Photo: Shetland Amenity Trust

THE TENTH anniversary of the award-winning Shetland Museum and Archives is set to celebrated in June with a day of special events.

A number of free talks and tours will take place on 3 June, while there will also be craft activities and live music.

The £11.6 million Lerwick building was opened on 31 May 2007 by Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, alongside the Queen of Norway.

There will be a number of ‘meet the expert’ talks on offer on the tenth birthday, while costumed guides will explore some of the museum’s exhibitions.

Attendees will also be able to receive ten per cent off goods from the gift shop and the Hay’s Dock cafe restaurant upstairs between 10am and 5pm.

Curator Ian Tait said staff are “very proud” of what the Museum and Archives has achieved over the last decade.

“The exhibitions, events and projects that the museum and archives have been involved in has left a legacy that we will continue to build on over the next ten years, and beyond,” he said.

The development of the museum and archives was overseen by the late Jimmy Moncrieff, who was the general manager of Shetland Amenity Trust for more than two decades.