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.
Enjoy a unique hands-on link to the past. Visitor Centre talks, displays & artefacts guide you through 6000 years of Orkney's pre-history since the last Ice Age.
Stunning coastal walk. Gift shop, hot drinks, snacks & picnic area.
The Orkney Folklore & Storytelling Centre engages audiences through Orkney Storytelling Evenings & family workshops of island legends, lore & social customs through traditional music, song & dance & join a town or coastal walks (STGA qualified)
Orkney's finest 17th Century mansion, and home of the man who discovered Skara Brae. Covering thousands of years of Orkney history, a visit to Skaill House gives a valuable insight into Orkney's diverse and exciting past.