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a must visit for lovers of old radio equipement especially in relation to ww2

rather small museum with big collection over the period from about 1920 upwards. The staff is very... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
gert03
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Memories- all memories

Brilliant - stuff in there from 50/60/70s. Even had my first transistor radio. Sure brought back... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Ianm2000
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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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...more
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1 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LB, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

rather small museum with big collection over the period from about 1920 upwards. The staff is very helpfull and has a lot of knowledge.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gert03
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Brilliant - stuff in there from 50/60/70s. Even had my first transistor radio. Sure brought back the memories

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ianm2000
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This place is quite different and although smal most interesting with their varied exhibits. We enjoyed the exhibits from WW11 in particular, and the items made by the Italian POW.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Catriona L
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This tiny, one room museum is packed with artefacts telling the history of wireless communication. The volunteers who run it are very knowledgeable and it is a must visit if you are interested in the subject.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ValtteriKnelstrom
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This small museum is crammed with radios and associated items, going back to the very early days. It is fascinating, even if you are not a technical person, and the volunteers who run the museum are very patient and knowledgable and willing to answer questions....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Personal collection of radios and other communication devices from the 1930s etc. run by volunteers, may be helpful if you have family that was in Orkney in WWII- nice people, no concession price

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Enrico51
Elizabeth G, Volunteer Custodian at Orkney Wireless Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Our admission prices for 2018 are £3 for an adult, £1 for under 16 and £1 for students.

Reviewed 26 August 2018

Housed in one room, this is one man's collection of old audio equipment. Interesting to reminisce over and gives some idea of how communications ran in WWII. £3 entry.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DickTravels
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I am into radio and its history, so a bit biased. This is a small (one large room) collection of radio bygones run by volunteers originating from a private collection. Adult entry was £3, but worth it if radio is your thing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Con53
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is one of the smallest museums I've ever visited but there is so much crammed into a tiny space. I went with my 15 year old and the gentleman on duty was a true font of information. One of the best things for my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 13 July 2018

A small room packed to the roof with interesting equipment. Enthusiastic staff. Not to be missed. Some info on war communication

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Carol C
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