Sumburgh Head A World Class Visitor Attraction in Shetland FIND OUT MORE

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve is a world class visitor attraction, providing an engaging and interactive experience for the whole family. Visit, and explore the history and natural heritage of Sumburgh Head from early geological beginnings and Iron Age settlers to Lighthouse Keepers, Whales, Puffins and much more.

Run by a small charity, Shetland Amenity Trust, the care of the site is entirely funded by ticket sales and donations. Please support us to help maintain and develop the site and activities for your future enjoyment.


Our Visitor Centre re-opened during 2021 and is now closed for the winter. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to visit Sumburgh Head during our 2021 season; it was great to welcome back returning visitors and meet so many first-time visitors to our centre.

The Nature Reserve and car park is open all year round. The Visitor Centre, including the gift shop, museum, cafe and customer toilets will re-open in 2022. 





Support Us

We rely on the generous support of our visitors to keep the site staffed and maintained, the buildings and collections cared for and to welcome visitors through our doors. Now more than ever we need your support. If you enjoy visiting and taking part in our activities, please support us by donating now and recommending our site to your friends.

Other ways to support us include...



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