Stromness Businesses

The Pier Arts Centre

Neil Firth

Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney KW16 3AA

Tel: +44 (0)1856 850209



Opening Times

Tues - Sat 10.30am - 5.00pm
All year

(see website for additional opening times)


The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness houses a remarkable collection of 20th Century British art. The collection charts the development of modern art in Britain and includes key works by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo among others.

The Centre's founder, Margaret Gardiner (1904 -2005), was a close friend of many of the artists represented in the Pier Gallery Collection and her decision to give a large part of her personal collection to the people of Orkney led to the opening of the Centre in 1979.

The Gallery also presents a changing programme of local, national and international exhibitions and events.
The Pier Arts Centre is open all year and admission is free.