' Stromness is a town that has a history of international connections. It now stands on the threshold of global opportunities '
James Stockan, Councillor
Stromness Museum presents 'Stromness Hometown' – an audio journey through the street - the talk of the town!
Voices of the past and the present weave an oral history of the town. The entertaining soundscape told by people of Stromness will lead you from the pier head to the cannon beyond the museum. There are eight stops - places where you can sit on a bench, or lean on a wall, and listen to voices from then and now. Or take the walk from your armchair, close your eyes and let the voices carry you along. This was created through a Stromness Museum community project funded by LEADER and Stromness THI.
I Spy Stromness is a self-guided trail produced by Stromness Primary School Pupils for children to enjoy with their parents/guardians whilst visiting Stromness. The trail introduces children to aspects of the heritage of Stromness and encourages them to find out more whilst searching for specially carved symbols which have been engraved on lanes and pavements.
The Pier Arts Centre houses one of the finest small collections of modern art in Britain, and frequently shows visiting exhibitions. Located on a harbour-front site once used as the recruiting office of the Hudson’s Bay Company, the buildings have been substantially redeveloped, incorporating both the old and the new to stunning effect.