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Labels Policy and Brand Use Rules

The role of the Harris Tweed Authority is to protect and promote the Harris Tweed brand and reputation. We neither make Harris Tweed cloth nor sell Harris Tweed items. To ensure that you help preserve the quality of the brand, it is essential that you read the Labels Policy and Brand Use Rules when using Harris Tweed.

The Story Room Visit Us

Visit Us

The Harris Tweed® Story

Discover The Story of Harris Tweed in the heart of Stornoway.

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.

Situated in the heart of Stornoway, at the home of the Harris Tweed Authority, Sgeulachd a’ Chlò Mhòir/The Story of Harris Tweed will introduce you to the history and development of the Harris Tweed industry.

Discover the processes from wool to yarn; watch weavers work the looms; marvel at the pattern, colour and range of this most fine cloth.

Flyer (PDF) Magazine (PDF)

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. ’

Sweden

‘ 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! ’

Bring your questions!

The Story Room

  • Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm
  • Live weavers’ demonstrations (check for times)
  • £2 entry/£3 with demonstration
  • Audio tour available
  • Private groups by arrangement

Book Visit

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