Cushla Bretton, Chair of the Shetland Textile Museum sadly passed away on the 23rd of December 2016. Cushla was the heart and soul of the museum and was the real pushing force behind many events and exhibitions which have taken place here at the museum. The Shetland Textile Museum Trustees are all devastated and have Cushla in their thoughts. Her spirit, bravery and determination will always live on in the böd and with us all. Dorota, a Shetland Textile Museum Trustee writes...
Built in 1780, this is the only böd in Shetland which has been renovated to its historical state.
Shetland, Scotland, Bod, textiles, wool, Knitting, weaving, jumpers, Fair Isle, lace, fine lace
The museum runs a range of events, talks, demonstrations and courses in textiles and related topics.
This year, we were really happy and excited to run our exhibition at the Bressay Lighthouse again! We ran this for the first time in 2015, and decided that we would like to run it again for Shetland Wool Week 2016.
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We're closed for the season and will re-open on the 25 April 2017.How to get to the Museum