Welcome to Stromness Museum 

Get ready for the John Rae 201 Gathering weekend of events!

Friday 26th  - Sunday 28th September

 Friday – Museum

Orkney Heritage Society’s  New Orkney Antiquarian Journal, Vol 7, papers from John Rae 200 conference published 

Jane Glue’s A Tribute to John Rae  unveiled. 

Saturday - The Town Hall

The Return of the far fur Country 

Sunday - Town Hall

2014 John Rae Lecture  - Suzanne Rigg: Men of Spirit and Enterprise. 



The 2014 Summer Exhibition includes the highly acclaimed Singh Twins' painting “Casualty of War: A portrait of Maharaja Duleep Singh” and courtly jewellery that once belonged to Duleep Singh loaned by the National Museums of Scotland. Stromness-born John Login was apppointed the young maharaja’s guardian following the annexation of the Punjab. Login's parents owned Login’s Inn and The Well.

The Museum moved to this building in the mid nineteenth century There have been many additions in that time. There is always something new to see among artefacts of national and international significance. 

Stromness Museum is an independent museum maintained and managed by a committee of volunteers elected from the members of the Orkney Natural History Society Museum. 

Running costs are met from entrance fees, donations and grants.

Opening hours 

April - October: 10am -5pm,  Sun- Sat

November - March:   11am -3.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

Admission charges: Weekly ticket,  come back as often as you like for 7 days.  

Adult £4.50 (concessions £4.00)

Family (2 adults+2 children) £9.00

School pupil £1.00

Annual Friends membership: Please request details.  




Scottish Charity No SC021455 

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