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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. Gradings

    Burray

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

  2. Stromness Museum

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    Museums

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    • 2 Museum
    2 Museum

    Stromness

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

  3. Barnhouse Neolithic Village

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    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Stenness

    Barnhouse is an open site which is free to visit.

  4. The Pier Arts Centre

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    Arts Centres

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    • 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

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Birsay

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

  6. Gradings

    North Ronaldsay

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

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Orkney

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

  8. The Orkney Museum

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    Museums

    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Kirkwall

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

  9. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    South Ronaldsay

    Welcome to Tomb of the Eagles

  10. 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.

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