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Stromness, A History
Stromness, A History
Bryce Wilson

Bryce traces the history of Stromness from the 16th century when sea trade transformed the town’s fortunes.
Graemsay, A History
Graemsay, A History
Bryce Wilson

These pages are enlivened by tales of laird and matriarch, whaler and gold-digger, ship-master and Arctic adventurer.
Simmans, Sookans and Straw Backed Chairs
Simmans, Sookans and Straw Backed Chairs
Janette A Park

Straw has always been a useful commodity in Orkney. Learn about its useage through the ages with this excellent volume, written by our very own Curator.
The Pirate Gow
The Pirate Gow
Daniel Defoe

The museum owns one of the five original 1725 copies of Daniel Defoe's 'The Pirate Gow.'

Collector's Limited Edition reprint of the 1725 edition.
Silent: the abandoned buildings of Orkney
Silent: the abandoned buildings of Orkney

Keith Allardyce

All the buildings in this wonderful book have stories to tell and in Silent, a tapestry of words is woven behind the images.
Silent II
Silent II
Keith Allardyce

More peaceful places and structures, more colourful stories and tales to enhance atmospheric, noiseless portraits.
Found: Beachcombing in Orkney
Found: Beachcombing in Orkney
Keith Allardyce

Stories of finds of contemporary beachcombers, which reveal the treasures still to be gained in this ancient and respected tradition.
Found, volume II: Beachcombing in Orkney
Found, volume II: Beachcombing in Orkney
Keith Allardyce

This new crop of photographs comes with tales of sea voyage and shipwreck, beachcomber and artist, fleeting glimpses of island life.
Late 19th Century Photographs, revised with additions
Late 19th Century Photographs, revised with additions
Including the oldest known photograph of Stromness, this volume contains nearly 100 images of old Stromness.
HMS Hampshire: a Century of Myths and Mysteries Unravelled
HMS Hampshire: a Century of Myths and Mysteries Unravelled
On the 100th anniversary of the loss of the ship, Orkney Heritage Society created this book to accompany their fundraising efforts to upgrade the Kitchener Memorial.
Ness Battery - Official Souvenir Guide
Ness Battery - Official Souvenir Guide
On the outskirts of Stromness stands Ness Battery, an important relic of Orkney’s wartime heritage, which once defended Scapa Flow against enemy attack
The Lighthouses of Orkney
The Lighthouses of Orkney
The booklet which accompanied our 1972 summer exhibition. It is a window in to a lost way of life.

Collector's item
Sail and Steam
Sail and Steam
A quick look at some of Orkney's maritime vessels of the past.

Collector's item
The Salving of the German Fleet
The Salving of the German Fleet
The booklet which accompanied the 1974 exhibition of some of the German High Seas Fleet artefacts.
Peedie Puffin
Peedie Puffin
Michelle Robertson

Peedie Puffin learns that friendship means more than the sound of his own voice. The perfect bedtime story for peedie folk.
The Lighthouse Stevensons
The Lighthouse Stevensons
Bella Bathurst

The epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ancestors, builders of many of Scotland’s lighthouses.
Peedie Guide Books
Peedie Guide Books
Charles Tait

The smaller editions of Charles’ best-selling guide books.
GUIDE BOOKS
GUIDE BOOKS
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Ness of Brodgar, Ness Battery and peedie Orkney guide books.
SCAPA FLOW BOOKS
SCAPA FLOW BOOKS
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We have a number of volumes featuring the history of Scapa Flow
TALES & SAGA BOOKS
TALES & SAGA BOOKS
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Orkney has a wealth of folk tales and sagas, of both the natural and supernatural
ARCTIC BOOKS
ARCTIC BOOKS
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John Rae was an important 19th century Arctic explorer. Learn more of this fascinating man
GMB BOOKS
GMB BOOKS
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George Mackay Brown was Orkney's most famous poet, and lived just across the road!
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