The Orkney Museum


The Orkney Museum Tankerness House Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH

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

    The museum’s collection is of international importance and there is a changing temporary exhibition programme. There is a large collection of old photographs and activities for youngsters.

    The Orkney Museum is in Tankerness House, an A-listed building. The Baikie Library and Drawing Room show how the house looked when it was a family home, which it was for three centuries.

    3 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:30 17:00
    Tuesday 10:30 17:00
    Wednesday 10:30 17:00
    Thursday 10:30 17:00
    Friday 10:30 17:00
    Saturday 10:30 17:00
    Sunday Closed

    May-Sept Mon-Sat 10:30am-5pm
    Oct-Apr Mon-Sat 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Picnic Area

    Special Requirements

    • School Groups Welcome


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by ferry:- From Scrabster or Aberdeen to Stromness 15 mile journey by bus or car to Kirkwall.

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