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Bod of Gremista and Textile Museum

  • Shetland Isles
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Located in the 18th century Böd of Gremista, birthplace of Arthur Anderson, co-founder of the P&O Shipping Company, the Shetland Textile Museum focuses on historical and contemporary Shetland textiles and their makers.

Displays include a restored working loom highlighting Shetland’s tweed industry, fair isle and lace knitting, and textiles by local makers.  It annually hosts the Degree Show by students at Shetland College.

The museum offers demonstrations, workshops, talks and a colourful shop selling the best by local makers, including members of the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers, Dyers and Knitters.

Opening hours

Easter - October
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 - 17:00


General Admission
All Ages: £3.00

Travel & Contact Information


Gremista, Lerwick, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE1 0PT, Scotland

Phone number

01595 694362



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FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

No, Bod of Gremista and Textile Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Bod of Gremista and Textile Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Bod of Gremista and Textile Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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