Arts and culture attractions in Orkney

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  • Shot of Andrew Appleby making pottery at Fursbreck Pottery
    Andrew Appleby's Fursbreck Pottery, Harray
  • Shot of furniture being crafted at a workshop in Kirkwall
    Fraser Anderson's Orkney Hand Crafted Furniture workshop in Kirkwall
  • Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
    Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
  • Sheila Fleet Jewellery, Kirkwall
    Sheila Fleet Jewellery, Kirkwall
  • The Workshop and Loft Gallery, St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
    The Workshop and Loft Gallery, St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney

Explore arts and culture attractions in Orkney and see for yourself the amazing finished products inspired by the beautiful island landscapes.

From the sea to the sandy beaches, the scenery of Orkney has caused many arts and crafts to be created. Visit the galleries, pottery workshops and arts centres to admire the different works.

See one of the UK's most impressive collections of 20th century British art at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, watch the skilled "Harray potter" produce hand-thrown pots and ceramics or shop for a new piece of jewellery, designed by one of the country's most acclaimed designers, Sheila Fleet. There are a selection of great arts and culture attractions throughout Orkney, whether you want to admire artworks, buy jewellery and crafts or even take part in a class or workshop yourself.

Take a look through the information listings and plan a trip to Orkney’s arts and culture attractions.

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  1. The Workshop & Loft Gallery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    South Ronaldsay

    The Workshop & Loft Gallery is a knitwear and craft co-operative selling high-quality handmade knitwear and a variety of the best Orkney crafts.

  2. Yellowbird Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Welcome to Yellowbird Gallery. Situated in the north west corner of mainland Orkney, Scotland, near to the Brough of Birsay.

  3. Gradings

    Orkney

    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)

  4. The Pier Arts Centre

    Type

    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.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Westray

    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. Westray Art Gallery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Westray

    The Westray Art Gallery is a working studio and art gallery presenting on-going exhibitions of contemporary artwork by the resident and guest artists.

  7. Hoxa Tapestry Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    South Ronaldsay

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

  8. Barony Mill

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Barony Mill is a working water-powered mill specializing in stone-ground bere meal and is open for tours between May and September.

  9. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    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.

  10. Sheila Fleet Gallery

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Browse the beautiful designs of Orcadian jewellery maker Sheila Fleet alongside unique arts and crafts produced in Orkney and mainland Scotland.

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