Orkney Wireless Museum
Orkney Wireless Museum
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A small museum tracing the history of early domestic radio and wartime communications in Orkney. Maps, charts, valves, an early computer game, a 'spy' suitcase radio. Young visitors can send their name in Morse code to get a certificate. Entirely run by volunteers. Normally open April to September. Mon-Sat. Currently the entrance charge has been suspended but visitors are invited to make a donation.
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Sandy G
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Why this isn't No1 attraction in Kirkwall is beyond me! Tiny, beautifully laid out and presented. Knowledgeable and friendly volunteer staff.
Well worth whatever you feel like donating.
Written 15 September 2023
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Mark Lumsden
Dunfermline, UK202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Not quite what the kids were expecting when they seen “wireless” very nice little museum and the old guy was very informative and interesting. Please give a donation to help places like this keep going
Written 19 July 2023
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Gronhaug
West Midlands22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This museum is a fascinating and important collection of equipment relating to wireless communication. The military connections were particularly fascinating given the importance of the Orkney islands in WW2. It is free but I would urge visitors to make a contribution to this very special collection.
Written 19 May 2023
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ruth54705
Scarborough, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Wonderful collection of all things wireless. A small but packed museum with everything clearly labelled.
Admission Free but a donation box.
Written 21 August 2022
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Jo P
Windermere, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
What a gem. This isn't just a little museum filled with a radio or two. It has all kinds of older electronic gadgets and gizmos and was extremely interesting
Written 5 August 2022
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roach808
Juneau, AK847 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Not everyone will enjoy the Wireless Museum for it's very specific nature, but it's also very small (heard they were maybe moving), and currently free (but appreciative of donations instead of their usual 3 pound admission).

It's definitely got a musty smell and a grandparent collection vibe, but it's also well kept and marked.
Written 2 June 2022
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tomalli68
Falkirk, UK852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Has to be one of the smallest museums we have ever visited. Huge range of different wireless products on display going back 100 years to current day. Interesting to see, great to see some things we also remembered from our childhood. Well worth a visit of in Kirkwall
Written 5 May 2022
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Sian B
Huddersfield, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We popped in to this lovely little museum whilst visiting Kirkwall - the volunteer running the place was enthusiastic and friendly happy to chat about the place and all that it contains

I was too young to remember the things that I expected to see but it was still fascinating - and there were many things that younger visitors would remember

At the moment it is free to attend, and opening hours are limited. but they are asking for donations
Written 30 August 2021
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Horace1408
Filey, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Unfortunately we only had 15 minutes to visit before going off to Highland Park. Wished we had more time as there are a lot of interesting items on display, some pre second world war and some from more recent times, which will nudge many memories for those fortunate enough to visit. Nice chap manning the place who had stories to tell.
Written 26 August 2021
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james
Larbert, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Went by when it was closed and a custodian happened to be there and opened the museum just for us.
The range of exhibits was incredible, so many fascinating radios from the last 100 years and many other items.
If you have any interest in technology then you will love this place
Written 24 August 2021
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