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Terrific museum

This place is so cool. The exhibits are well laid out and cover hundreds of years in Orkney's... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2019
Erin188569
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Well worth a few hours!

As others have said-both this museum and the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall are little gems that should... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
marftrip
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

This place is so cool. The exhibits are well laid out and cover hundreds of years in Orkney's history, from the earliest times through to the 18th century and the Second World War. If you have a day to visit Stromness, stop off here!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

As others have said-both this museum and the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall are little gems that should not be missed. The Stromness Museum focuses more on maritime history and culture, particularly the connections to Stromness. Turns out Robert Louis Stevenson’s father was a lighthouse keeper,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Your admission fee allowed you to come back and explore the museum in more detail for a week. I liked that option and this museum had a lot of interesting artefacts & pieces. Highly recommend to visit this museum and take the time to explore...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

This museum has a vast range of subject matter covering the Neoloithic history of Orkney, the whaling industry, explorers from Stromeness, bird life and WW1 and WW2. So much has been packed into a small space yet the exhibits are carefully presented - there is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

My friend and I paid a visit to this little gem of a museum. It's near the end of the main street that runs through Stromness, to the very west of the town. The building backs onto the sea and is in part of an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AYule
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Walking from the harbor was fairly easy. Found museum to be on 2 floors with some stairs. Museum was documenting the Island with photos, maps and articles of historical significance. Some artifacts were also in the shelves and cas

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Crammed full of fascinating stories of local people and their accomplishments, artic explorers, African adventurers, poets, war heroes, naval history, Neolithic history, Victorian natural history exhibit. There is so much to take in here, each ticket is a weeks pass and I can understand why,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tafsgirl
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Worthy of a visit to experience the Stromness of yesteryear and to learn more about the explorer John Rae.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Eddiehump
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation and am very glad that we did. Your modest entrance fee allows access for 7 days which is a great idea as there is so much to see. I say it’s ‘old time’ because of the way exhibits are put...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pakabay
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

This small museum is crammed with lots of interesting items, all clearly labelled with concise explanations. There is no obvious theme to the museum, just lots of different displays - everything from items relating to people who have a link to Stromness through to stuffed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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I think it was five pounds but I wouldn't swear to it. Well worth it in my opinion, anyway.
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