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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Orkney Pagan Weddings

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Harray

    Get married where, when and how you want in the beautiful Orkney islands. Also baby-namings, renewals of vows, Blessings and all other rituals to mark key stages of life.

  5. Gradings

    Kirkwall

    A midsummer Festival of Music, Drama, Poetry, Dance and the Visual Arts.

  6. Appies Arty Yarns

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Sandwick

    Appie's Arty Yarns is now CLOSED

  7. Odin Stone

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    The Odin Stone is a beautifully designed retail outlet housing an extensive selection of locally produced quality art and craft work.

  8. 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.

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