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A splendid little museum.

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chorley, United Kingdom
An impressive, ‘old time’ museum

We visited on a recommendation and am very glad that we did. Your modest entrance fee allows... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
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52 Alfred St, Stromness KW16 3DH, Scotland
+44 1856 850025
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank sixtenacre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I popped in here for a few minutes and came out 2 hours later . The place is full of artefacts regarding the Neolithic sites, maritime history, explorers, captains wives captured by aborigines and even pirates! Upstairs is a Victorian taxidermy display....More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No discounts for disabled folk, that's fine if we can access the whole building. The staff need disability awareness training, ( even though the museum is voluntary). I was left embarrassed after the long and many attempts to find the code for an outside door...More

Thank Bunty P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can end your self-guided tour along the main street of Stromness at its museum which, as its title suggests, is a bit of a muddle. But you need to visit it to find the details of Stromness's Hudson Bay connection through the explorer John...More

Thank DickTravels
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Stromness is a delightful town (Reviewed by me separately). The Stromness Museum is one of the top highlights in town. The museum is not big on the outside but once you enter and start walking around, you realize how rich and varied it is. As...More

Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We found a small display on the Hudson's Bay, as Stromness was the last departure point before the ships would cross the Atlantic Ocean.There was a wealth of wartime artifacts and other historical displays. A small museum, but charming. The attendant was very helpful and...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A lot of information crammed into one building. Activities for kids. Well worth a visit. Such a lovely place.

Thank Spanner007
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The most spectacular location I’ve ever been to in my life is Stromness, the museum is just fantastic. So much local history and an absolute wealth of artefacts and interesting things to see. Had my 3 year old son there which I thought might be...More

Thank Denis K
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8 April 2018|
Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
I think it was five pounds but I wouldn't swear to it. Well worth it in my opinion, anyway.