Shetland Textile Museum is a community museum in Shetland – the only one
of its kind dedicated to the islands’ textile heritage, especially knitting, both historical
The Collection comprises over seven hundred items, including Fair-Isle and lace knitting, knitwear, Taatit rugs, tools, tweed, and items by contemporary Shetland makers.
Exhibitions are an essential aspect of our work to provide access to the Collection.
We are very proud of our shop, which showcases the very best of Shetland creativity and sells work from the best “makkers” in Shetland.
Our Collection comprises 700 items and is over 35 years old
- Virtual Tour of the Shetland Textile MuseumFor those of you who can’t make it to Shetland, here’s a virtual tour of our Museum for you! The exhibitions change every year, and this’s one is called “Claes” (clothes in English). The voiceover is done by one of our Trustees, Barbara Cheyne.
- Knitting & Spinning Demonstrators VideoOur volunteers demonstrated knitting and spinning at the Shetland Textile Museum this summer for those that can only access the museum online.
- Our chairman talks to Anne Frost of “I Thought I Knew How” podcast.Barbara Gray, our chairman and Collection Curator, talks to Anne Frost about the Museum. Lots of accompanying photos ! Watch it here