New Shetland Museum & Archives, Lerwick

Project team

Client: Shetland Amenity Trust

Designers: GBDM

Bespoke joinery and fit out: Elmwood

Environment was a key consideration for Shetland Amenity Trust when integrating the island’s Museum and Archives into one new innovative new visitor attraction. The maritime location of the building strongly influenced its exterior design, while internally natural light and traditional timbers were maximised to create a welcoming ambience.

The museum set works included display case furniture designed by GBDM and produced, coordinated and installed by Elmwood using eco-friendly materials to help preserve the 3,000 unique artefacts on show to the public.