Böd of Gremista and Shetland Textile Working Museum


Address:
Bod of Gremista, Gremista, Lerwick
Tel: 01595 694386
Opening Times:

Opening Times.

Tuesday to Saturday, 12.00 – 5.00pm (Thursdays to 7.00pm)

April 25th to October 7th 2017. Entry £3.00, Annual Pass £5.00

Please note: Due to the historic nature of the building there is limited access to people with disabilities, and wheelchair users can only access the ground floor.

Prices: Entry £3.00, Annual Pass £5.00, donations also welcomed
Böd of Gremista and Shetland Textile Working Museum

Overview

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The Shetland Textile Museum is housed at the Böd of Gremista, in Lerwick, Shetland. It is run by a Board of Trustees, and registered as a Scottish charity.

The Böd is an 18th century restored fishing station, and is particularly special as the birthplace of Arthur Anderson, a Shetlander famous as one of the founders of the P & O Shipping company. However, he was also a champion of Shetland textiles, whose gift of fine lace stockings to Queen Victoria led to an upsurge in demand for lace goods from Shetland knitters.

The Museum houses a collection of Shetland textiles from the 1800s to the present day. Some items are original, some are replicas, and each year we exhibit a different selection of Fair Isle, lace and weaving. Most days at the Böd you can meet practitioners of Fair Isle or lace knitting demonstrating their skills, and many days there are spinners and weavers as well. They will be pleased to talk to you about Shetland knitwear and answer any questions you may have about techniques, patterns or yarn, and Shetland generally. There is also a small gift shop selling textile items designed and made in Shetland.

Please note: Due to the historic nature of the building there is limited access to people with disabilities, and wheelchair users can only access the ground floor.

Events

See the events calendar for information on upcoming events in the area.

Facilities

Toilets Parking Gift Shop

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