18 May 2015The Great Orkney Bird Shoot

The Great Orkney Bird Shoot (photography competition)

Stromness Museum wants you to bring their Victorian bird collection back to life!

Using your camera, capture Orkney's birds in their natural habitat.  Sadly, it's too late for the Great Auk, but see what you can bag.

Entries to be judged by award winning wildlife photographer Raymond Besant.  Prizes include his book Naturally Orkney.

Competition open from May - October 2015.  Two categories: 16 & under / Adult

Deadline 31st October

Free Museum entry Sunday 17th May, open 10am-5pm

Find entry details here



01 May 2015Go Neolithic

To link with our summer exhibition 'Ness of Brodgar: Art & Artefact', join Tony Sherratt and recreate the past. Come and work with the Neolithic man!

You will be able to try out Neolithic technology and learn ancient skills. Make rush rope and rush wicks, try bow drills, grind barley on grindstones and handle Neolithic agricultural tools, hunting equipment, bow and arrows and bone and stone artefacts. Open to everyone.

Free drop-in workshops 11am - 4pm

Museum entrance fee for exhibition.

01 May 2015Bone Workshops

To link with our summer exhibition 'Ness of Brodgar: Art & Artefact', two archaeologists will be running animal and fish bone workshops at the Museum. Workshops every half hour between 2pm - 4pm, all ages. Free, and no need to book.

Dr Ingrid Mainland & Dr Jen Harland will bring bags of bones and equpment for you to study them with. Unearth the hidden world of bone structure!

Free Museum entry all day.



01 May 2015Free entry to Stromness Museum, Sunday 17th May

We throw open our doors on Sunday 17th May, and hope to welcome you in for a browse around our Museum. Come and see artefacts from the now world famous Ness of Brodgar dig, some of which have never been exhibited before.

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