- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor
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.
- Picnics Allowed
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Gremista, Lerwick, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE1 0PT, Scotland
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April 25th - October 7th:
Tuesday to Saturday 12.00 - 17:00
Open late on Thursdays 12.00 - 19:00
Extended opening for Shetland Wool Week: 24th and 25th of September 2017
£3.00 single, £5.00 annual admission.