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Pier House Museum


The Pier House Museum is a museum in Symbister, Whalsay, in the Shetland Islands of Scotland.

The museum is located in the old Pier House, which was once the centre for trade with the Germans and the export of dried and salted fish to the Hanseatic League, an alliance of trading guilds that established and maintained a trade monopoly over much of Northern Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries.

Architecturally it is described as "two-storeyed with crowstepped gables, and an external stone staircase." The house and port nearby are categorised officially as a category B Listed Building.

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