Stromness Museum, Stromness

4.4
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Stromness Museum is an independent museum maintained and managed by a committee of volunteers elected from the members of the Orkney Natural History Society Museum Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Included in our collection are model boats, lighthouse lenses, artefacts from the German High Seas Fleet, a tin fiddle and so much more! Use our Stromness travel route planner to add Stromness Museum and other attractions to your Stromness vacation plans.
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  • There was an exhibition on re the German Fleet in Scapa flow. Plus the rest of the museum is really interesting  more »
  • Visited the museum because we were diving scapa flow. It gives an excellent insight into the history of the German. It doesn’t stop there as it has a good section on the extensive natural environment....  more »
  • We tripped over this museum completely by accident on a rainy day. The standing exhibitions about archeology and maritime history are fascinating as is the social history of the building itself...  more »
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  • Fascinating and informative displays. Maritime history, through to whaling and John Rae, explorer. Much more besides. Excellent ethnographic exhibition, plus fossils and taxidermy. Well worth a look.
  • Wouldn't allow a well behaved small dog in. As a result they lost £15 as 3 adults would have gone in. I'm afraid much of Scotland is anti dog. Well done the few places that permit them. I appreciate that not all dog owners are responsible owners and they spoil things for the majority. Come to Cumbria and find out what it's like to have your dog welcomed.
  • Lots of interesting displays specific to the area. Plenty to look at, read and enjoy for a couple of hours. Glad we went !
  • Orkney's best museum by far.... excellent displays complimented by helpful, knowledgeable staff. A must-see for locals and visitors alike.
  • An excellent museum with a wide range of very interesting exhibits, from various and varied artefacts from scuppered German warships, local whaling ships, to some of Capt Cook's dinner service. Would recommend for a good insight into the history of local life.
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