Museum and visitor centre in an evocative historic building with a beautiful garden. Exhibitions about Yell's history, natural history and an art gallery with displays that change every three weeks. Tea room and craft shop selling local crafts.
Open April 9th to October 1st 2023.
The Old Haa is a historic listed building built in 1672. It has 2 rooms, one upstairs and one down featuring displays offering an insight to the history of Yell.
One room is dedicated to natural history including the jawbone of a whale and panels detailing the geology of the island. The lower floor has a tearoom serving teas coffees and delicious home bakes. We have extra tables in the room that used to be the shop, with a view of the garden. The craft shop is now incorporated in the cafe area. Leading off the tearoom is a gallery where artwork is on show, the display changing every 3 weeks.
At the rear of the building is a large walled garden filled with flowers where you can sit to enjoy the views. It also has inuksuits, stone figures each made from a different Yell stone. The staff are always welcoming and can provide you with information to enjoy your stay in Yell.
The Old Haa has it's own blog where you can read about upcoming exhibitions and events - https://www.oldhaa.com
During opening hours, the Old Haa is pleased to offer a charging facility for electric bicylcles.
This visitor attraction accepts debit and credit card payments.