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“Very nice little museum”
Review of Stromness Museum

Stromness Museum
Ranked #8 of 27 things to do in Stromness
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Had been meaning to go here for a while and had the chance to today.
Detailed and interesting exhibits, with one on Orkney's links to the Sikh community, another about John Rae a local Arctic Explorer, and others about the sailing history of the area. Upstairs, (accessible by stairlift for those unable to manage the stairs) there is a comprehensive Natural History exhibition, with many interesting exhibits.
The lower ground floor is not accessible by the infirm (due to no stair lift) and contains an exhibition on Orkney's whaling links, and a show 'Captain's Cabin' with many model craft.
Overall a very interesting hour spent, and especially good for a wet day in the town.
The entrance fee of £4.50 is well worth it is valid for 7 days.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Never knew so many Orcadians were famous explorers. For example Dr. John Rae who discovered the remaining section of the North West Passage.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Small but interesting overview of the local history. Very warm welcome from helpful staff. Detailed and fascinating information on Eliza Fraser and her connection with Australia.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The exhibits are fascinating, insightful & thought-provoking! This is definitely a place which will keep you hooked for longer than you anticipated - if you're in Stromness (or even elsewhere on Orkney), I'd recommend making a trip to the Stromness Museum - you won't be disappointed!

1  Thank EmaMelan
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Lots to see in this museum, a right mixture of things, very interesting. Fossils were amazing to see. Worth the entry price.

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