What's on at Stromness Museum

Current exhibitions

2 Apr 2021 to 31 Dec 2022
Image of Stromness pier head showing hot spots for virutal tour
Taster Tour of Stromness Museum This virtual tour gives visitors a glimpse into two of Stromness Museum's galleries. Each gallery contains 'hotspots' which can be clicked to give you more information on a wide variety of objects in our collection.
7 May 2022 to 30 Oct 2022
The Cairns is an extensive, well-preserved, prehistoric and early historic settlement spanning the Neolithic to Viking/Norse eras situated at Windwick Bay on the isle of South Ronaldsay, Orkney.

More events

Blue Plaque for Rae's Close
21 Feb 2021 to 31 Dec 2022
On your way to the museum, why not follow our Blue Plaque Trail, a digital guided walk linking places and people in our town with objects in our collection.
Four photographs in a collage - the first image depicts a close up of geology, the second show the hills of the island of Hoy as viewed from Stromness, the third photo shows flowers at the shore, and the final photograph shows a close up of shells on sand.
1 Jul 2021 to 1 Jul 2023
Follow our newest digital guided walk along the shore in Stromness. We begin at the museum and walk around the shoreline to the Old Lifeboat Shed at Ness.
A carved whalebone figurine being held in a pair of gloved hands
8 Jun 2022 to 8 Dec 2022
Wednesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 2pm
Take our exclusive Curator’s Tour Through this guided tour, given by our curator, you will enjoy an informative, engaging and in-depth experience, one which will enable you to   connect with people from our past through the stories behind the artefacts.
12 Aug 2022
Adult £10; Child under 16 £5; Family of 4 £25
Bringing the museum outdoors See behind the scenes of Stromness Museum's Natural History Collection and join one of our team for a walk around the local shoreline to discover some of Orkney's coastal plants and animals, linking to the museum collection as we go.
Advertising poster for event showing two divers looking at seagrass beds
25 Aug 2022
Free but booking essential
A talk by Dr Richard Lilley CEO and co-founder of Project Seagrass