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Address: Lerwick, Scotland
Phone Number: 01595 694386
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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
EmAi796
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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 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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Thank lorrainee278
Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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1 Thank Gerald K
Richland, Washington
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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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Thank Raymond V
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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2 Thank Daliaze29ey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank Angie C
SW England
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82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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1 Thank Silchester_John
Royal Leamington Spa
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101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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Thank Dave C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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