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Pier Arts Centre

28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
+44 1856 850209
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Great visit

A superb building housing a great art collection. Lots of stuff to entertain children whilst the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mando1inMan
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A little gem of a place

Some amazing iconic artworks mixed with contemporary exhibitions, a great well designed building... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Linda M
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by Margaret Gardiner (1904 - 2005). Alongside the permanent collection The Pier Arts Centre curates a year round programme of temporary exhibitions and events for the education and enjoyment of the general public.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
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"permanent collection"
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"barbara hepworth"
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"local artists"
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"beautiful building"
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"wonderful gallery"
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"a real gem"
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"unassuming entrance"
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"gallery space"
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"british painters"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A superb building housing a great art collection. Lots of stuff to entertain children whilst the adults can absorbe the artworks. Drawing tables with paint and crayons for younger children and treasure hunts for older children. Staff very helpful and friendly. A must if you're...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Some amazing iconic artworks mixed with contemporary exhibitions, a great well designed building that is a pleasure to wander around. This place is a must for a visit.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Don't be put off by thinking "art" is not for you. This is a treat. Historically interesting as well as housing a great art collection and exhibiting contemporary art too.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a wonderful building which accommodates a wide range of artworks. A fantastic resource for Stromness.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Three floors of gallery space, filled with the work of artists, modern, recent and not so modern. The short art film Colour Poems (12 minutes) by Margaret Tait was captivating and the work by Barbara Hepworth was beautiful and incredible to view from different angles...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we visited on change over week but enjoyed a look at the permanent collection which is definitely for the Modern contemporary Art lover. Shop disappointing and no cafe. Good hang and lovely site sensitively arranged

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Some fellow travellers encouraged us to visit this gallery during our stay in Stromness and we were so pleased they did. During our visit there was a special exhibition on paintings and photographs of Stromness, which was fascinating, as well as the permanent exhibition. Because...More

Thank Jill D
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We didn't know this was in Stromness and wandered in to get out of the drizzle. This is a fantastic attraction for anybody who is interested in or inspired by the arts, and it contains some excellent work by major modern artists such as Barbara...More

Thank NeilSK
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Stromness is a delightful place to visit with it's strong fishing heritage, scenic streets and lanes plus a layer of literary and artistic endeavours. With the latter in mind we entered the unassuming entrance of the Pier Arts Centre. The building is an interesting mixture...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful asset to Stromness. Some truly excellent pieces with Hepworth's Orpheus macquette a real treat.

Thank Lusy S
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