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Shetland Textile Museum

Shetland Textile Museum

Bod of Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX, United Kingdom

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Now CLOSED
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MO closed SA 12:00 – 17:00
TU 12:00 – 17:00 SU closed
WE 12:00 – 17:00
TH 12:00 – 17:00
FR 12:00 – 17:00
About Shetland's dedicated textiles museum at the Böd of Gremista.
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Description NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER. OPENING AGAIN LAST WEEK IN APRIL 2018.

Shetland Textile Museum is a community museum dedicated to Shetland textiles. Housed in the Böd of Gremista on Lerwick's waterfront, the STM boasts a world renowned collection of historical knitted and woven textiles dating from the 19th century to the present day. In total there are over a thousand objects and records in the collection, five hundred of which are textile artefacts.

Regular demonstrations of spinning and knitting, and a gift shop showcasing products from designer-makers, make the STM a vibrant centre of Shetland's textile culture and heritage.

The Böd was once a fishing station house and is most famous as the birthplace of Arthur Anderson, founder of P&O Ferries - and the man who gifted Queen Victoria with stockings of Shetland Fine Lace.

To get involved contact: shetlandtextilemuseum@gmail.com. We are now closed for the season, and open again towards the end of April 2018.