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A tiny jewel

The Bod of Gremista is a small museum and you think it will be a quick visit. However, it is easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Shetland textile museum

It’s a bit of a hidden gem. Visiting during wool week it was fairly busy but the ladies were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Bod of Gremista, Lerwick ZW1 0PX, Scotland
+44 1595 694386
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bod of Gremista is a small museum and you think it will be a quick visit. However, it is easy to get drawn into conversation with the knowledgeable staff plus there is a shop with exquisite Shetland knitting for you to buy. Why not...More

Thank JillG411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a bit of a hidden gem. Visiting during wool week it was fairly busy but the ladies were incredibly welcoming and friendly offering information about the museum, the knitting competition all visitors have a chance to vote in (I think just during wool week)....More

Thank Faodail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not for those who cannot climb stairs! There are lots of examples of textiles here, and if you are interested in these, you should not miss this museum. Someone has knitted a section of fence outside!

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small museum with some wonderful textiles showing local traditions including modern examples. When we visited there was a demonstration of spinning.

Thank ValerieB1660
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I was determined to visit this very interesting museum. Luckily the bus driver let me off opposite and pointed me to the Bod; it sits incongruously in an industrial estate, but the beautiful needlework on display inside belies its surroundings. The Building's history is very...More

Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed 24 August 2018

If you're expecting a city museum, think again - but this isn't a provincial collection of attic remnants either. It's a very proper three-room sample of Shetland traditional textile work, knitting and tweed, with some prizewinning recent work from art textile competitions. We saw a...More

Thank grainnemhaol
Reviewed 11 August 2018

You will find the museum at end of Lerwick in an old Haa. Enough place on the car park. Nice and helpful staff with explain all the items. Good for a stop in between. Also for people who don't like knitwear. Worth a visit. It...More

Thank Hans-Georg B
Reviewed 6 July 2018

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 24 June 2018

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

Thank jdward78745
Reviewed 23 June 2018

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

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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.