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Pier Arts Centre

28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
+44 1856 850209
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Kealakekua Bay snorkel

Good work Captain, and your crew are great. I really liked your stops and stories from a Hawaiian... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
A wonderful gallery in a lovely setting

Some fellow travellers encouraged us to visit this gallery during our stay in Stromness and we were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jill D
Hertford, 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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  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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28-30 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
+44 1856 850209
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good work Captain, and your crew are great. I really liked your stops and stories from a Hawaiian perspective. See you next time I'm on Kona. Chris and Nick from Melbourne Australia. Aloha.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Lusy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. The building is a marvel - design is super and so many surprising views of the outside - turn the building itself into art. The collections - excellent local artists, and others. A open research room filled with voids and comfortable...More

Thank cate949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It does have some interesting works, and the exhibitions do mean you might get more interesting art than we saw. Probably worth doing but manage your expectations!

Thank Edmo1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were disappointed with our visit here. The atmosphere is more like a library than what we thought would be a vibrant arts centre and we were disappointed that there was no cafe or refreshments available.

Thank Gill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully converted and extended existing buildings fit in to the Stromness street scene, but as you walk further in you marvel at the size and the clever use of light. No wonder it won an award. The art on display from a private collection donated...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A small gallery overlooking the pretty harbour of Stromness. Plenty of interesting pieces of art to look at. Went with my two children aged 8 and 9. Unfortunately, we were not made aware of the art trail activity that could have been picked up from...More

Thank bjer4
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