The Harris Tweed Authority
Educational Trust

The Story Room

The Harris Tweed® Story

Harris Tweed® is more than a unique handwoven textile. It is also the story of a real place with a rich history and culture, beautiful landscape and vibrant community located in Scotland’s remote and fascinating Outer Hebrides islands.

Watch our informative video, and also learn more about the processes, by clicking 'THE CLOTH' tab at the top of the page.

Our Reviews

‘ Very informative. Nice to be able to touch things. Great colours, good mix of media (film, maps, materials). Great to see the weaving process in real, good, understandable explanations. ’

Zurich, Switzerland

‘ I'm grateful for this intimate insight into such an important part of the Heb way of life - Moran Taing! :). ’

Fort William, Scotland

‘ From the start, looking at the process of how the raw wool is treated. Also didn’t know it is made in people’s homes and not in a factory. I have found it fascinating!. ’

Lancaster, England

‘ Lovely place. So much information in a small room. ’


‘ We loved the exhibition and lovely to visit the home of the Authority! Excellent! ’

Sheffield, England

‘ Loved it! I have travelled from Australia to Lewis/Harris to learn about HARRIS TWEED and weavers etc. Great display and warm, friendly staff. Brilliant! ’

Victoria, Australia

‘ Very engaging. Kids loved the app for designing their own tweed.! ’

Glasgow, Scotland

‘ Exhibition at Stornoway was fascinating, could have spent hours watching the weaving and hearing the history. Staff on duty - first class! ’

The Story Room

Our Story Room is now open for the 2024 summer season. We are currently open Monday to Thursday from 10am – 4pm and Fridays from 10am – 1pm.

Thank you to our many visitors who come to the Harris Tweed Authority Story Room, to share the provenance, process and production of the ‘Chlò Mhòir’.

All your donations and booking fees continue to support the maintenance of The Story Room and activities of the Harris Tweed Authority Educational Trust. Our social media channels will keep you informed of when our official booking calendar is available with dates of our live weaving demonstrations.

Visitors, and those planning to visit, Lewis and Harris can also look at our Harris Tweed Trail map for information showing where they can independently arrange to visit other points of interest in the Harris Tweed® industry.

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Learning Resources

Discover Harris Tweed®

Design your own virtual fabric with our Harris Tweed® App available for free on Apple or Android. We would love to see your finished masterpieces or screenshots of your Harris Tweed® designs from the App.

Download your free Learning Resources pack, which contains:

  • A digital 'How Harris Tweed® is Made' leaflet
  • Four Colouring-In sheets with images from the home of Harris Tweed®
  • The Ultimate Harris Tweed® Quiz (Answers at the end; no cheating!)

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