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  • Corrigall Farm Museum, Harray
    Corrigall Farm Museum, Harray
  • Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall
    Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall

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.

Use the information to plan a trip to the wonderful museums of Orkney.

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  1. Stromness Museum




    • 2 Museum
    2 Museum


    Get a glimpse of Orkney’s natural history and maritime past at this museum which sports a unique collection of artifacts.

  2. Gradings


    See an intriguing collection of rare fossils from Orkney and around the world and learn more about the heritage of the Orkney Isles.

  3. The Pier Arts Centre


    Arts Centres


    • 5 Arts Venue
    5 Arts Venue


    Admire one of the UK’s most impressive collections of 20th century British art at this art gallery in Stromness.

  4. 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.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    North Ronaldsay

    Welcome to North Ronaldsay Lighthouse and Visitor Centre - the oldest intact lighthouse in Scotland.

  6. Barnhouse Neolithic Village


    Historic Sites



    Barnhouse is an open site which is free to visit.

  7. Skaill House


    Historic Buildings & Homes


    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    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

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


    Corrigall Farm Museum is a traditional ‘but and ben’ house that portrays a typical Orkney farmhouse and steading in the late 19th century.

  9. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


    The museum tells the story of the naval anchorage in the First and Second World Wars.

  10. 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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