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Bod of Gremista and Textile Museum

Shetland Isles, The Highlands, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon 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 Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Bod of Gremista and Textile Museum's website
01595 694362

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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


General Admission
All Ages: £3.00


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