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Brilliant staff

It may be a small space but the changing exhibitions mean there's always something to look at. More... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hayley A
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
So much history.

Very helpful and kind staff. Very informative, beautiful, and historic exhibits. Not at all crowded.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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Bod of Gremista, Lerwick ZW1 0PX, Scotland
+44 1595 694386
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may be a small space but the changing exhibitions mean there's always something to look at. More importantly the staff and volunteers are brilliant, providing demonstrations, expert advice, and a wealth of information. The shop is fanastic too with some really wonderful knitting to...More

Thank Hayley A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very helpful and kind staff. Very informative, beautiful, and historic exhibits. Not at all crowded.

Thank jdward78745
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a brief week in Shetland in 2017, my mattey Graham and I immediately reserved a month in Shetland in May of this year. As an artist, I brought my equipment and a good windbreaker for sketching and painting outdoors. We rented a small car...More

Thank Suzy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife is particularly interested in crafts so we went to the Museum a couple of hours before it closed according to its website, only to find it already closed. We went back another day and it was open. Inside it is an old building...More

Thank BrianArmagh
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The Bod of Germista is an old fishing hut and a strange place for displaying textiles but the craft tradition is strong in Shetland and many families made a living from fishing which they supplemented by practising their practical crafts. Although there were some lovely...More

Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I went to see the birthplace of the man and enjoyed the display of a Shetland craft. The volunteers where knowledgeable and they are doing their best to ensure the craft survives.

Thank tom g
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Really interesting little museum. Friendly welcoming staff. Some lovely items for sale. Free parking and easy to find.

Thank V R
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Stopped in on a rainy afternoon in Lerwick during Shetland Wool Week. there was lots to see, looms, and examples of Shetland, knitting and spinning and weaving. The real attraction was the woman giving the tour, she really knew all about textile history and spoke...More

Thank Woolite-13
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The wife and I really enjoyed our visit to the museum. The staff was very pleasant and informative. There are some really interesting displays and it provides a nice look into the area, it's artisans and it's unique products.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The textile museum was very interesting . Very friendly lady. There was a small entry fee but well worth it. If u are interested in textiles and history then well worth a visit

Thank Linda A
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5 May 2018|
Response from V R | Reviewed this property |
According to their website opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 1700.
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Response from roosky | Property representative |
It's ok, I got it sorted.