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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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