Bod of Gremista and Shetland Textile Working Museum

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This 18th century fishing böd was the birthplace of Arthur Anderson, co-founder of the P&O shipping company. Two rooms are restored to how they looked 200 years ago and contain displays explaining the history of the whitefish industry at that time.

The rest of the building houses the Shetland Textile Working Museum, specialising in the beautiful textiles that have become synonymous with the Shetland name.

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

1st May - 11th September
Tues - Sat: 10.00-13.00 & 14.00-17.00

Closed: Sun & Mon

Admission charges

Entry Free, donations welcome.

Additional info

Due to the historic nature of the building, and the steepness of the stairs, there is limited access to people with disabilities.

Collection details

Fine Art, Personalities, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime

Bod of Gremista and Shetland Textile Working Museum
Shetland Islands



Bod of Gremista

Shetland Textile Working Museum


01595 694 386


01595 696 729

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