We are open 7 days a week 10am-1pm 1.45pm-5pm. On Wednesdays we have late opening until 7pm. Sunday hours are 11am - 4pm.
Please note: The museum will be closed for the afternoon from 13:00 on Friday 19th of August. We resume normal opening hours on the 20th.
New for 2022: Exclusive Curator’s Tour:
For £15.00 per head enjoy an exclusive Curator’s tour of Stromness Museum. Tour will take approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. You will receive a free Per Mare guide book which you can use to explore Stromness at your leisure and discover more about the history of the town through the artefacts you have seen in the museum.
Contact Details and Booking:
Tours will be available on Wednesdays at 10.00am and Thursday at 2.00pm. Maximum people per tour is 8.
To book phone 01856 850025 or email email@example.com
Get a glimpse of Orkney’s natural history and maritime past in a museum which sports a unique collection of artefacts displayed in a traditional way.
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On show you will find objects salvaged from the German High Seas Fleet scuttled in Scapa Flow in 1919, together with information on Orkney’s role in both World Wars; find out about Orkney’s strong links with Canada and the Arctic; explore Orkney’s maritime past, and revel in the quality ship and maritime models. There is a wealth of natural history in the upstairs Victorian Natural History Gallery, with extensive bird collections complemented by displays of eggs, fossils, sea creatures, mammals, butterflies and moths. Orcadians have always been adventurers, so there is an equally large collection of artefacts collected by these travellers taken home to Orkney.
There are also children’s activities and a photographic archive.
Adult: £5.00 (concessions £4.00)
Family: £10.00 (2 adults + 2 or more children)
School pupil: £1.00
Under school age: Free
Group discounts for 12 or more persons