12 December 2016Grant funding received

The Royal Society have announced the 15 successful projects that its Local Heroes scheme will fund. These grants go to small museums across the UK, to explore the lives and legacies of scientists with close connections to their communities, and we are pleased to announce that we were one of the recipients.

Celebrating the life and work of Charles Clouston

Born in Orkney in 1800, Rev Dr Charles Clouston was a true local hero. He had broad scientific expertise in natural history, archaeology, geology and meteorology, and is a founding member of the Orkney Natural History Society.  We will be celebrating his life and work.

18 November 2016Christmas Closures

The Stromness Museum will close at 3.30pm on 21st December 2016 and will have an Open Day on 28th December, with free entry. 

We shall then be closed throughout January, reopening on Thursday 2nd February 2017.



11 November 2016Annual General Meeting

The Orkney Natural History Society Museum Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th December 2016 at the Stromness Museum premises at 6.30pm.  Please accept this invitation to attend.


28 October 2016Stromness Museum opening hours

The Stromness Museum will revert to its winter opening hours from this weekend, meaning it will be closed on Sunday 30th October.  On Monday it will open at 11am, and close at 3.30pm, and we will be closed on Sundays from now until the summer season begins in April.


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