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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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  1. The Pier Arts Centre

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    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    • 5 Arts Venue
    5 Arts Venue

    Stromness

    Admire one of the UK’s most impressive collections of 20th century British art at this art gallery in Stromness.

  2. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Orkney

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

  3. Hoxa Tapestry Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    South Ronaldsay

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

  4. The Orkney Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Kirkwall

    The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney from the Stone Age through the Picts and Vikings to the present day.

  5. Gradings

    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.

  6. Stromness Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 2 Museum
    2 Museum

    Stromness

    Get a glimpse of Orkney’s natural history and maritime past at this museum which sports a unique collection of artifacts.

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    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.

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    South Ronaldsay

    Opening times 2013: March 10 am -12 noon, Apr - Sep 9.30 am - 5.30 pm Oct 9.30am -12.30pm and Nov - Feb by arrangement

  9. Hagi Hus Gallery

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    Galleries

    Gradings

    Toab

    The Hagi Hús Gallery is small gallery showing the work of owner and artist Celia Clark. Celia is a digital artist who has been making work since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.

  10. Gradings

    • 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.

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