About Stromness Museum


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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 SCIO.

It is one of Scotland's oldest independent museums, dating back to 1837 and the formation of the Orkney Natural History Society. On 20th May 2014 the trust changed its status and became a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation).

Our Mission Statement & Status:

The Stromness Museum exists to promote natural science, to preserve local history and to offer an enjoyable educational and informative experience to as large a range of people as possible.