Located at the Böd of Gremista, just outside Lerwick, the Shetland Textile Museum is a community museum, with uniquely in the UK a single focus on Shetland historical and contemporary textiles, especially knitting.
It has been a registered Scottish charity, SC026905, since 1997 and is an Accredited Museum of Museums Galleries Scotland.
Alongside the Museum we run a programme of annual exhibitions, events and demonstrations.
There is plenty of free parking available on site.
The historic nature of the Böd confines wheelchair access to the ground floor.
There are no public toilet facilities.
There is no public transport directly to the Museum, but there is a bus-stop on the main road, a few hundred yards away, where the various buses for the North Mainland will stop. The Town bus service goes to Shetland College during term time, and this is just beyond the museum – check timetables. The Museum is 1.7 miles/ 2.7km from the Town Centre, and 0.6 miles/1 km from the Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal, and is easy walking on pavements. Taxis run from the Town Centre, approx. cost £6.00, or can be booked by telephone. There is ample parking at the Museum.
Entry is £3 per person, £5 for a season ticket, under 16s free.
Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions, queries or would like to book your visit.
We are open from Tuesday 26th April 2022 until Saturday 1st October 2022
Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 – 16.00.
Groups of up to 20 are welcome, but must be pre-booked. Larger groups must be split into smaller parties. Visits outside normal opening hours can be arranged.
This years exhibition is called New Aquisitions and it showcases some of the items that have been added to the Collection over the past four years.
We also have the degree students from the UHI college exhibiting some of their wonderful weaving. They are with us until the end of May.