Bonhoga Gallery

Opening Hours

High Season
25 Apr - 30 Oct 2016
Mon - Sat: 10:30 - 17:00
Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

Current Exhibition

Shetland Open - Black & White

17 Sep - 30 Oct 2016

Find out the latest news and events at Bonhoga Gallery. See our Exhibitions @ Bonhoga Page for latest exhibition details.

Opening Hours – Gallery, Cafe & Shop

High Season Low Season
25 Apr – 30 Oct 2016  2nd Nov – 23 Apr 2017
Mon – Sat: 10:30 – 5.00 Wed – Fri: 11.00 – 3.00
Sun: 11.00 – 5.00 Sat & Sun: 11.00 -4.00


Admission: Free of charge
Accessibility: Disabled parking, wheelchair ramp, disabled toilet

Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill, Weisdale, Shetland ZE2 9LW, United Kingdom
Telephone: 44 (0) 1595 745750
Fax: 44 (0) 1595 830444



Lighten, 2013

Bonhoga Gallery is situated in Weisdale Mill, on land cleared for large-scale sheep farming in the 19th Century.  It was a meal and barley mill from 1855 until the early 1900s, then used as a butchery and tannery before falling into dereliction in the middle of the 20th century.  The building was renovated and opened as Bonhoga Gallery in 1994, and since then has been welcoming large numbers of both Shetland residents and visitors to the isles. Bonhoga means ‘my spiritual home’ in Shetland dialect.



Paul Bloomer, How Then Shall We Now Live, 2013

Paul Bloomer, How Then Shall We Now Live, 2013


The gallery is owned and run by Shetland Arts Development Agency. A programme of 7 exhibitions is organised each year for the Upper Gallery, featuring local, national and international contemporary visual art and craft. Downstairs are smaller scale exhibitions by craftmakers from both Shetland and the rest of the UK.


The Mill Cafe


In the south-facing conservatory overlooking the Weisdale burn, the Mill Cafe is a popular spot for coffee and homemade scones. The lunch menu features locally-sourced products and specialities, all prepared on the premises, and there is a wide selections of teas, coffees and soft drinks.

The Gallery Shop


There is a shop stocked with frequently changing collections of design-led goods, crafts, cards and books. The staff are happy to assist with purchases from the Gallery, craft cabinets or touring exhibitions, and can arrange postage of purchases if necessary.

Browse for more images on Flickr of Weisdale Mill and Bonhoga Gallery

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for sale, for a value of your choice. The voucher can be used at Bonhoga Gallery Shop, or at any Shetland Arts’ event. For more information or to purchase a gift voucher, please contact Bonhoga Gallery or Mareel reception on 01595 745500.

The central location of Weisdale Mill on the B075 makes it easily accessible from all points. Take the turn off at Sandwater on the A970 north or the Kergord turning on the A971 to the west. Bonhoga is signposted.
Buses to Walls and Aith pass near to the Gallery.

Bonhoga on Google
View Larger Map

Be Sociable, Share!