Museums and galleries in Orkney

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  • Corrigall Farm Museum, Harray
    Corrigall Farm Museum, Harray
  • Hoxa Tapestry Gallery, South Ronaldsay
    Hoxa Tapestry Gallery, South Ronaldsay
  • North Ronaldsay Lighthouse Visitor Centre
    North Ronaldsay Lighthouse Visitor Centre
  • Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall
    Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall
  • Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
    Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

There are a number of fascinating museums and galleries in Orkney covering the islands' long and colourful history and traditional arts, crafts and culture.

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.

Admire stunning arts and crafts on a visit to Orkney’s galleries. See a variety of crafts from artworks to clothing and appreciate the skills of the island’s best craftspeople, who are inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Orkney.

Take a look at the information to plan a trip to the wonderful museums and creative and inspiring galleries of Orkney.

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  1. The Orkney Museum

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    Museums

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    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Wheeling Steen Gallery

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    Galleries

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    • 4 Tourist Shop
    4 Tourist Shop

    Westray

    Welcome to the Wheeling Steen Gallery & Tearoom, on the beautiful and restful Orkney Island of Westray

  4. Gradings

    North Ronaldsay

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

  5. Yellowbird Gallery

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    Galleries

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    Birsay

    Welcome to Yellowbird Gallery.

  6. Barnhouse Neolithic Village

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    Historic Sites

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    Stenness

    Barnhouse is an open site which is free to visit.

  7. 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.

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    • 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.

  9. Hagi Hus Gallery

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    Galleries

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    Toab

    The Hagi Hús Gallery is small gallery showing the work of owner and artist Celia Clark. Celia is a digital artist who has been making work since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.

  10. Gradings

    Kirkwall

    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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