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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. Hagi Hus Gallery





    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.

  2. Gradings

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

  3. Gradings

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    South Ronaldsay

    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.

  4. Gradings


    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)

  5. Gradings

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    This small museum located in the village of Pierowall provides a fascinating insight into the natural and human history of the isle of Westray.

  6. The Orkney Museum




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    3 Museum


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

  7. Skaill House


    Historic Buildings & Homes


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    4 Visitor Attraction


    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.

  8. Gradings


    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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