Shetland Textile Museum is a community museum in Shetland – the only one of its kind dedicated to the islands’ textile heritage. Housed at the Böd of Gremista on Lerwick’s waterfront, the collection comprises over 500 knitted and woven items dating from the nineteenth century to the present day. Temporary exhibitions show pieces from new designers, and regular demonstrations of spinning and knitting make the STM a vibrant centre of Shetland’s textile culture and heritage.
The Böd has its own provenance, both as a restored fishing station and as the birthplace of Arthur Anderson, himself a champion of Shetland textiles who gifted Queen Victoria with stockings in Shetland Fine Lace.
Visit us to see pieces from the collection in the historical exhibition; the brand new Design Room, which features the latest in from contemporary designers and artisans; the weaving room, and the wonderful gift shop for your own handmade piece of Shetland.