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Distant Shores: Orkney to Oceania

13 August 2020 to 31 October 2021

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.  We investigate the diverse cultures of island communities over 8000 miles away, through the many oceanic objects in our collection.