The Orkney Museum, Kirkwall

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  • The Orkney Museum truly has something for everyone, whether you want to stay all day exploring or just spend an hour or two focusing on just one of the many periods of history in Orkney's Timeline. He...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Orkney Museum. It covers the region from ancient times to modern day. It is a large museum on several floors. Be warned that there are lots of stairs. My wife ga...  more »
  • I can never believe that some of the nicest museums in Scotland are free. Loved this one! You need to be able to tackle all those stairs but it added character to the museum and all the different them...  more »
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  • A tiny museum just opposite St Magnus Cathedral. You can find many interesting things about life on Orkney since prehistory till nowadays. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in Kirkwall. It's free of charge but you may leave an offer.
  • Good museum covering the Orkney history, and on top of all it was free
  • An excellent museum showing the breadth and depth of life in Orkney. Very much worth a visit.
  • (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
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