What's on at Stromness Museum

Current exhibitions

13 Aug 2020 to 31 Oct 2021
Geometric decoration on a dance paddle from the Mortlock Islands
It is 250 years since Captain James Cook and his ship HMB Endeavour arrived in Australia.  In our temporary exhibition we tell the story of Orkney's connection with the Cook voyages, as well as the Orcadian adventures to Oceanic islands which followed.
21 Feb 2021 to 31 Dec 2022
Blue Plaque for Rae's Close
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.
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.