A selection of the Ness of Brodgar’s finest on display in Orkney Museum
The Orkney Museum is playing host to some of the Ness of Brodgar’s finest artefacts until December 2023.
Most of those selected formed part of last year’s World of Stonehenge exhibition at the British Museum and are on display together in Orkney for the first time.
These include a fragment of the “Butterfly Stone” found at Structure Twelve’s northern entrance in 2013; the carved stone ball found in Structure Ten in 2013; and the spectacular polished stone axe recovered from Structure Fourteen in 2012.
The exhibition covers all aspects of the Ness assemblage – from the tiny, clay balls found across the site to some of the Neolithic complex’s most impressive carved stones and tools.
The Ness of Brodgar: Time and Place opened at the Kirkwall museum in May 2023 and was due to end in September. However, due to popular demand, it has been extended until Friday, December 22, 2023.
The opening hours are Monday-Saturday, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm. Admission is free.