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Pier Arts Centre

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Address: 28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
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+44 1856 850209
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
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The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home...

The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by Margaret Gardiner (1904 - 2005). Alongside the permanent collection The Pier Arts Centre curates a year round programme of temporary exhibitions and events for the education and enjoyment of the general public.

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A fabulous conversion of the old Hudson Bay Company buildings on the pier front in Stromness is a must visit for all artists ! Always has local and international art work on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mary C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fabulous conversion of the old Hudson Bay Company buildings on the pier front in Stromness is a must visit for all artists ! Always has local and international art work on display. Lovely and intereresting views from all the windows which is an art form in itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Good quality art and an amazing variety for all tastes. Friendly welcome and a nice spot to while away half an hour or so.

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Thank Heather R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Even if you hadn't planned a visit, you almost fall over The Pier Arts Centre as you turn left and walk down the street from the ferry terminal. And what a gem ! The Arts Centre provides a fascinating experience on all levels starting with the building itself, inside and out. It marries the old and new beautifully, and is... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I am trying to find the best and most affordable place to swim with dolphins for my daughters birthday

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had looked forward to this visit as I really like the St Ives artists. These I did enjoy but the contemporary exhibition did not appeal to me. There was a film showing as part of this exhibition that was overwhelming the whole building, the noise from it spoiled the visit. I do not know how the staff on the... More 

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Thank 2Wabisabi
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Unbelievable! The mantras were so close I thought they would hit us (but they didn't). An experience I will never forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful little gallery to find in Stromness - marvellous collection esp of Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicolson. Lovely converted historic building too with modern sympathetic extension, in great pierside location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were really surprised to find such a wonderful gallery in a small town in the Orkney Islands - it certainly punches above it's weight. The building is beautiful, a lovely piece of architecture. The collection includes works by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson and also had some works by Anish Kapoor. This is a really wonderful little gallery and... More 

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Thank Alan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Quite rightly this is an award winning building sitting nicely on the harbour side. The permanent collection includes many pieces by renowned artists including Barbara Hepworth.

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Thank davidzmitchell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We love this art gallery and visit it every time we visit Stromness - about once a year. It never fails to delight and amaze. We love the permanent collection featuring some of our favourite artists from St. Ives - Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton. There is also a Sean Scully as well as featuring local... More 

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