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  • Corrigall Farm Museum, Harray
    Corrigall Farm Museum, Harray
  • Hoxa Tapestry Gallery, South Ronaldsay
    Hoxa Tapestry Gallery, South Ronaldsay
  • North Ronaldsay Lighthouse Visitor Centre
    North Ronaldsay Lighthouse Visitor Centre
  • Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall
    Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall
  • Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
    Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

There are a number of fascinating museums and galleries in Orkney covering the islands' long and colourful history and traditional arts, crafts and culture.

Explore Orkney’s museums and discover the fascinating and colourful history of these beautiful Scottish islands from the Vikings through to the present day. Step inside these inviting and informative museums to see a variety of traditional houses and hear stories of war.

Admire stunning arts and crafts on a visit to Orkney’s galleries. See a variety of crafts from artworks to clothing and appreciate the skills of the island’s best craftspeople, who are inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Orkney.

Take a look at the information to plan a trip to the wonderful museums and creative and inspiring galleries of Orkney.

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    Kirkwall

    Orkney’s wartime history is strongly represented in a museum collection that spans the development of wireless in Orkney from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

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    3 Museum

    Harray

    Corrigall Farm Museum is a traditional ‘but and ben’ house that portrays a typical Orkney farmhouse and steading in the late 19th century.

  3. The Heritage Centre

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    Sanday

    Sanday Heritage Centre is situated on the outskirts of Lady Village. Located within Temperance Hall, the centre displays some of Sanday’s natural and man-made treasures and showcases some of the community’s history.

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    3 Museum

    Orkney

    The museum tells the story of the naval anchorage in the First and Second World Wars.

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    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Birsay

    Kirbuster is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘firehoose’ in Northern Europe and was occupied right up until the 1960s.

  6. Barnhouse Neolithic Village

    Type

    Historic Sites

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    Stenness

    Barnhouse is an open site which is free to visit.

  7. Hoxa Tapestry Gallery

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    Galleries

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    South Ronaldsay

    View the unique, handwoven tapestries of Leila Thomson at her gallery located outside the village of St Margarets Hope.

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