28 September 2019 (11am-4pm)
29 September 2019 (2pm-4pm)
Situated in Haroldswick and managed by the Unst Heritage Trust, the Boat Haven is a welcome stop for visitors. Built in 1994 the metal sheeted building is central to the Haroldswick area and near the sea. The Boat Haven's collection is comprised of anything linked to the sea.
Step inside the building and you can view a unique collection of wooden boats displayed on a shingle beach. This display shows the open boat development in Shetland and the North Atlantic area. One of the interesting artefacts is a barometer which used to hang outside the Haroldswick Shop. This was one of the few ways to check the weather before the boats put out to sea.
There is a historical mural at the far end of the Boat Haven depicting the old sixareen days. Sixareens is a traditional fishing boat used around the Shetland islands. Step outside and there is also a sixareen in the boat shelter to view! This boat gives the visitor a real sense of how vulnerable the fishermen were when at sea.
Visitors always receive a warm welcome from the knowledgeable custodian.
Exhibition about the open boat development in Shetland and the North Atlantic area.
Collection comprised of anything linked to the sea!