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Most enjoyable spot this is. A lot of things in Shetland are old but are continuously... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Basill_Mo
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Ballarat, Australia
friendly homely attraction

If you like knitting and spinning you'll feel right at home here. Sit and chat with the ladies or... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2015
EmAi796
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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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“small museum”(3 reviews)
“knitwear”(2 reviews)
“textiles”(7 reviews)
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A typical 18th-century fishing booth, which served as both the family home and a fish store.
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Lerwick, Scotland
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+44 1595 694386
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have to get my fix of this wonderful place every time I come to Lerwick. If you love textiles this is a smorgasbord of delights. The shop is also full of handmade textile treats.

Thank lady_isobel
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Showcases the local designer knitters. Original ideas abound and will have you going off to find the genius behind the designers workshops. This is the must visit Shrine for Fibre Artists visiting Shetland.

Thank Suzy B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Most enjoyable spot this is. A lot of things in Shetland are old but are continuously occupied but the reality is I went there to put myself in my grandfather's shoes. It is an amazing spot for doing that and this place just made it...More

Thank Basill_Mo
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This may be a small museum, but if you have any interest in knitting or weaving or the end results of either, it is a must-see place. The displays are fascinating and informative, but the enthusiastic volunteer staff make it even better. You can even...More

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great musuem, lots of knitwear, nice shop! Often change of exhibitions. Friendly people that run the museum.

Thank Meijssie
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Looks scruffy and grey from the outside (authentically!) but it's one of those tiny museums that Shetland does so well. Genuinely interesting and staffed by ladies who know so much and will explain what you need or leave you in peace if you wish.

Thank Nrp3097
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Having been to several other textile displays in Shetland I found this disappointing. The Shetland Museum had a much better collection and is free. Beautiful things on display, but mostly items for sale. We were probably in there around 10 minutes

Thank tbhaller
Reviewed 12 October 2016

such friendly staff and well put together exhibits – it´s not often that you´ll find that hidden away in a tiny corner of the harbour/industrial area of a little town. you might need a car to get out there (you can walk from the "city centre",...More

1  Thank nordlys976
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My husband just parks up in the car park outside and gets stuck into a good book whenever I go to the Bod of Gremista because he knows he won't see me for ages. It is a very small museum (two rooms downstairs and two...More

Thank lady_isobel
Reviewed 13 September 2015

If you like knitting and spinning you'll feel right at home here. Sit and chat with the ladies or examine the sweaters and learn about Shetland Tweed

Thank EmAi796
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