Established in 1837, Stromness Museum offers visitors an in depth look into the natural and maritime history of Orkney, with a number of interesting collections and displays. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many Orcadians left the port of Stromness and joined the ships of the Hudson’s Bay Company for a new life in Canada. There is also a large display devoted to the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow after their surrender at the end of World War 1.
The museum organises a number of fun activities for the children and the small museum shop sells souvenirs for you to remember your day out.
|Address: 52 Alfred Street, Stromness, Orkney Islands, KW16 3DH|
|Tel: +44 (0)1856 850 025|
April to September: 7 days a week 10:00 - 17:00 October to March: Monday - Saturday 11:00 - 15:30