Get your bids in for fundraising auction of Ness-inspired bronze petrosphere

Michael and Sarah Sinclair – regular contributors to our special Ness Open Days – have very generously donated to the Ness Trust one of their exciting range of bronze petrospheres. This is made in cast bronze, using the lost wax foundry technique, from an original crafted by Michael in wood …

Antiquarian delvings on the Ness

Evidence for earlier excavations at the Ness – probably in the early 1880s – has come to light in a handwritten note from the papers, manuscripts and notebooks kept by James Walls Cursiter. Cursiter was a well-known Orcadian antiquarian in the late 1800s. He was Stanley Cursiter’s uncle and lived …

Stocking fillers from the Ness…

Looking for Christmas present ideas? Let the Ness help you, and you help us in return. We have The Ness of Brodgar: Digging Deeper – your armchair tour of the archaeology of the Ness, beautifully illustrated and packed with information. We also have Ness of Brodgar Open to the Public – a …

From the Trowel’s Edge – this summer’s finds at the Stromness Museum

As regular visitors will know, this summer’s excavation on the Ness of Brodgar revealed  a wealth of new artefacts and finds. A number of these will be on display in the Stromness Museum over the winter in an exhibition that starts on Saturday, November 17. From the Trowel’s Edge runs …