Hoxa Tapestry Gallery


Hoxa Tapestry Gallery, St Maragaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17 2TW

    View the unique, handwoven tapestries of Leila Thomson at her gallery located outside the village of St Margarets Hope.

    Leila Thomson’s beautiful tapestries are inspired by Orkney’s folklore, heritage and ever changing landscape. The demand for Leila’s unique pieces is so great that her work is now mostly commissioned with a waiting time of around five years.  View original, handwoven works in her gallery alongside tapestry art prints and mounted prints. As well as being able to view the tapestries on display, visitors can also watch Leila at work in her studio.  The gallery shop stocks an extensive range of prints, greeting cards and postcards, as well as local tourist information.  Framed prints are available from the gallery in Orkney, and at Sheila Fleet retail outlets.

    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Opening times

    April – September
    Monday to Friday
    10:00AM to 5:30PM

    Saturday and Sunday
    2:00PM to 6:00PM

    Outwith these times by appointment, please phone 01856 831395 to book.


    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Kirwall Airport take the A960 into Kirkwall and then the A961 to St Margaret's Hope from there take the B9043 from the Cromarty Square up past the Smithy Museum and the Hope School and on out past the sands of wright on to Hoxa Head where the gallery is situated overlooking Scapa Flow and the Flotta Oil Terminal. This is a journey of about 23 miles and will take approximately 30 minutes.

    Getting there by ferry:- The gallery is located 3 miles from the village of St Margarets Hope, 5 minutes drive from the Pentland Ferries terminal and is well signposted. Follow the Orkney Craft Trail signs out to Hoxa Head, past the Sands of Wright beach.
    If arriving from Stromness, take the A965 to Kirkwall and then follow the A961 to St Margaret's Hope. Follow the Orkney Craft Trail signs out to Hoxa Head, past the Sands of Wright beach.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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