Orkney Wireless Museum, Kirkwall

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  • 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 »
  • This museum is very small but what it lacks in size it makes up for in quality. The history of wireless is covered from the beginning to the present day with many examples of radios and even a juke bo...  more »
  • This one-room museum is crammed with wireless related artefacts from the whole era of wireless / radio communication. (It shows how old I am that I recognised so many sets and accessories!). Well wort...  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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