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Pier Arts Centre

28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
+44 1856 850209
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Delightfully situated in Stromness High Street. Doubles as the tourist office as well as the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Glynis98
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Very well done exhibits

A very nice gallery of talented artists in a wonderful historic building! Well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bigsurhikers
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Carmel, California
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The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by Margaret Gardiner (1904 - 2005). Alongside the permanent collection The Pier Arts Centre curates a year round programme of temporary exhibitions and events for the education and enjoyment of the general public.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
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+44 1856 850209
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"barbara hepworth"
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"unassuming entrance"
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"british painters"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delightfully situated in Stromness High Street. Doubles as the tourist office as well as the cultural centre. Helpful staff. An interesting collection of impressive artwork. Beautiful views out over Stromness harbour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice gallery of talented artists in a wonderful historic building! Well laid out and wonderful natural lighting!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself if architecturally interesting. It's in the centre of Stromness and easy to find. Centre was endowed by Margaret Gardner an art philanthropist. Contains numerous works of Ben Nicholson and his wife Barbara Hepworth. Entrance is free.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was absolutely amazing! I’ll definitely take this tour again when I return. They’re knowledgeable about snorkeling safely, the history of the island and ancestors. Great people to snorkel with!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great boat and crew. The ride to Captain Cooks Monument was perfect dolphins all the way. Snorkeling was awesome!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

A superb building housing a great art collection. Lots of stuff to entertain children whilst the adults can absorbe the artworks. Drawing tables with paint and crayons for younger children and treasure hunts for older children. Staff very helpful and friendly. A must if you're...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Some amazing iconic artworks mixed with contemporary exhibitions, a great well designed building that is a pleasure to wander around. This place is a must for a visit.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Don't be put off by thinking "art" is not for you. This is a treat. Historically interesting as well as housing a great art collection and exhibiting contemporary art too.

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

This is a wonderful building which accommodates a wide range of artworks. A fantastic resource for Stromness.

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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Three floors of gallery space, filled with the work of artists, modern, recent and not so modern. The short art film Colour Poems (12 minutes) by Margaret Tait was captivating and the work by Barbara Hepworth was beautiful and incredible to view from different angles...More

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