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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
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
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
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
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
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
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