Orkney Wireless Museum, Kirkwall

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  • hubby loved this as he was able to reminisce over building crystal sets as a child. i was apprehensive but Bill the curator was lovely, explaining interesting anecdotes over the WW2 exhibits. small bu...  more »
  • Clearly you wouldn't chose to go in if the subject didn't interest you. Great little (one room) exhibition crammed to the roof with old radios and wartime exhibits. Lots of books of WW2 photos from th...  more »
  • I have visited hundreds of museum, but this small museum was among the strangest collection I had seen. The collection consisted mainly of old radios most likely lovingly gathered, over years, by the ...  more »
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  • A quirky place, set up by an enthusiast and continued by keen volunteers. Masses of old radios and ancilliary items. You will learn a lot, particularly about the role of radio operators working in Orkney and elsewhere during the war.
  • Fascinating collection of historic radio equipment. Well organised and detailed by a soley volunteer staff. Worth a visit if you've any technical interest. Look out for special events, when the amateur radio station is up and running.
  • Really loved this place. Tastefully laid out and really good priced!
  • An interesting place, full of history pieces. Learnt a lot, mostly thanks to the volunteer in charge that day.
  • Small but very interesting, and the volunteers that run it have interesting stories to tell about the museum and the local history.

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