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Bod of Gremista

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Ranked #14 of 15 Attractions in Mainland
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A typical 18th-century fishing booth, which served as both the family home and a fish store.
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 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.

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Stainburn, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
83 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 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.

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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

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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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.

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SW England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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

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Royal Leamington Spa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

My good lady wife enjoyed the visit which coincided with a Shetland knitters get together. She found the members friendly & helpful.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Not alot of content to this textile museum but the poeple were friendly and informative.

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