The Orkney Museum, Kirkwall

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  • Visited with my wife. Very interesting place with much to see and beautiful gardens. Only down side was the elderly gentleman with a local accent on duty in the shop. Despite looking at me more than o...  more »
  • Went here as did work experience when I was at school many yeats ago. Kots of the same exhibits are here but been updated. Great history shown throughoutvtge building and gardens. Favourite is the old...  more »
  • Installed in an old House, this modest Museum to Museum craft and dated, to put in perspective and understand the unique and complex of Orkney history. A good start to begin his visit to the Islands.
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  • (Also known as Tankerness House).You could spend ages in here. Gives a brilliant overview of Orkney's history, and a real feel for its people. Exhibits are well displayed and the commentaries concise yet informative. Strongly recommend a visit.
  • A wealth of interesting artefacts and information about Orkney's fascinating history. Some kids activities but a bit short on hands on activities for younger children
  • Great place to visit lot's to see and lots to learn
  • Very well presented museum, one of the best I have ever visited.
  • lovely "situation" museum in historic Kirkwall house. good kids quiz trail and interaction. can get tight in a rainy day....

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