Visit Stromness Museum

Plan your visit

Our collections include galleries on Social and Maritime History, Wartime and Scapa Flow, Natural History, Ethnography and Seafaring. We also host temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

For a complete list of our galleries, and for more information on what they offer, download our museum guide and floor plan:

Also see our Top Ten guide for an overview of some of our highlights:

Find us

Stromness Museum is located at the south of Stromness. The address is: 52 Alfred St, Stromness, KW16 3DH.

Please be aware that parking on-site is limited.

Directions from Ferry Terminal/ Bus Stop to the Stromness Museum

Stromness Museum is located at the south end of the town and is approximately a 15 to 20 min walk from the Ferry Terminal/Bus Stop.

From Ferry Terminal/Bus Stop, turn left and walk 75m/ 250ft to the Pier Head where the John Rae statue is situated. Then turn left at the Stromness Hotel, walk towards Argos Bakery. Continue along the street for 320m/100 ft onto Graham Place where Northlight Gallery will be on your right. Walk a further 320m/1000ft until you reach Hellihole Road. On the left is a blue sign pointing towards the museum, carry on for 100m/300ft and you`ll find us on your left.

Disability access

There is limited disabled visitor access due to the age of the building. The entrance and ground floor are level, there is a slight incline to the upper gallery of the ground floor. A stair lift to our Natural History collection is available, but there is no such access to our other galleries.

To access the Captain's Parlour, speak with the custodian on duty who can arrange your access from the pier.

There is a disabled-access toilet at street level. Wheelchair access, hand rails and baby changing facilities are all available.