Access Information

Yell is easily reached by ferry from Toft.

The island of Yell has a frequent ferry service, with car ferries running from early morning until late at night.  Timetables can be viewed either via the the Shetland Islands Council's Ferry Services page or the ZetTrans website.

Booking is advisable and can be made by contacting the booking office on 01595 745804 or online here. The booking office is open from 8.30 to 16.30 every day.

The road to Burravoe is well signposted as you drive through Yell. While the roads around Burravoe are single track, there are numerous passing places, and a minimal amount of traffic. You will find the journey a pleasant experience as you pass areas of natural beauty and local history.

Should you be visiting Unst or Fetlar, you can also visit the Old Haa on your return by taking the picturesque road around the east side of Yell.

The location of the museum is central for further exploration of Burravoe, being within walking distance of the Burravoe Marina with its boat-roofed toilet and shower block, and the Horse of Burravoe where a wide variety of seabirds can be seen, including puffins in the summer months.

Although there is limited disabled access to the Old Haa due to the nature of the old building, the garden is easily accessed via the side of the museum and is open all year round. If you have specific accessibility needs please do contact the Old Haa to discuss them prior to your visit.


The local Yell Community helps to raise funds, and although admission to the museum is free, donations are always very welcome.

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