The Pier Arts Centre

Arts Centres

Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA

    Admire one of the UK’s most impressive collections of 20th century British art at this art gallery in Stromness.

    The Pier Art Centre was first established in 1979 to house author, peace activist and philanthropist Margaret Gardiner’s collection of British fine art. Reflecting the development of modern art in Britain, the permanent collection contains key work artists including Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo among others. The centre also curates a year-round programme of exhibitions and events open to the public. Following an extensive refurbishment, the centre’s original listed buildings have been extended to incorporate a new, modern exhibition space overlooking the historic pier creating which was recognised with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s Andrew Doolan Award for the Best building in Scotland 2007. 

    5 Arts Venue
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    25 Jan 2016 - 24 Dec 2016


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome


    • Hearing Loop
    • Level Access

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