Ness 2018 artefacts unveiled at Stromness Museum exhibition

Some of the artefacts on display as part of the Stromness Museum's new 'From the Trowel's Edge' exhibition.
Some of the artefacts on display as part of the Stromness Museum’s new ‘From the Trowel’s Edge’ exhibition.

As the fog rolled in over Stromness this evening, the town’s museum opened its doors for a preview of its two new winter exhibitions –  one of which has a distinct Ness of Brodgar flavour.

As regular visitors will know, this summer’s excavation on the Ness of Brodgar revealed a wealth of new artefacts and finds and a number of these, along with a selection of plans and photographs, are now on display at the Stromness Museum until March 31, 2019.

The museum, at 52 Alfred Street, Stromness, is open daily from 11am until 3.30pm until December 31. After a winter break, it re-opens on February 5.

 

Professor Colin Richards welcomes the guests to tonight's exhibition preview.
Professor Colin Richards welcomes the guests to tonight’s exhibition preview.
Ness of Brodgar site director Nick Card opens proceedings with a few words of thanks.
Ness of Brodgar site director Nick Card opens proceedings with a few words of thanks to all involved in the project.
Guests view the maceheads and axes from the 2018 excavation.
Guests view the maceheads and axes from the 2018 excavation.
A closer view of this year's axes and maceheads.
A closer view of this year’s axes and maceheads. Also pictured is something even rarer at the Ness excavations – a Sharpie pen!