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Bod of Gremista

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Address: Lerwick, Scotland
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+44 1595 694386

A typical 18th-century fishing booth, which served as both the family home...

A typical 18th-century fishing booth, which served as both the family home and a fish store.

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friendly homely attraction

If you like knitting and spinning you'll feel right at home here. Sit and chat with the ladies or examine the sweaters and learn about Shetland Tweed

Reviewed 12 September 2015
Dingwall, United Kingdom
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to several other textile displays in Shetland I found this disappointing. The Shetland Museum had a much better collection and is free. Beautiful things on display, but mostly items for sale. We were probably in there around 10 minutes

Thank tbhaller
Hamburg, Germany
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

such friendly staff and well put together exhibits – it´s not often that you´ll find that hidden away in a tiny corner of the harbour/industrial area of a little town. you might need a car to get out there (you can walk from the "city centre", too, if you bring some time and an umbrella ;–) but then: you´ll probably be... More 

1 Thank nordlys976
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

My husband just parks up in the car park outside and gets stuck into a good book whenever I go to the Bod of Gremista because he knows he won't see me for ages. It is a very small museum (two rooms downstairs and two up) but if you are into textiles you can spend a long time appreciating all... More 

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

If you like knitting and spinning you'll feel right at home here. Sit and chat with the ladies or examine the sweaters and learn about Shetland Tweed

Thank EmAi796
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Amazing little museum dedicated to knitting and all things textile! Really friendly staff, beautiful displays and just makes you want to get those knitting needles out. Combine this with a visit to Jamieson's Mill at Sandwick and ask at the Hay's Dock museum to see the pattern archives which are based elsewhere in lerwick. if you can get to Yell,... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

With the rush of wool week participants occupying the museum staff, we took a self tour and looked around and in this small cottage. Although small a lot of history of the crafts of the islands were packed into the spaces.

1 Thank Gerald K
Richland, Washington
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our visit here. It's very small but the staff is very friendly. Some intersting stories about textiles in Shetland.

Thank Raymond V
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We went on the last day of wool week. I am not sure what the exhibits would be like on a normal day. The Bod of Gremista is on the edge of Lerwick when heading north. It is a small museum but the quality of the knitting and lace exhibits is excellent, don't forget to look in the drawers. The... More 

2 Thank Daliaze29ey
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

There was very little to see for your £2 entrance fee. The jumpers and lace were lovely but we thought we were actually going to see how the garments and rugs were made. We were only in there for 15 minutes as there was just 3 small rooms to look around.

2 Thank Angie C
SW England
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

The Bod is now a great textile museum housed in this historic building with some wonderful examples of Shetland lace and knitting. There is usually a couple of informative people knitting and spinning there who will answer your questions about Shetland textiles

1 Thank Silchester_John

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