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The Orkney Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:00
Open today: 10:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:00
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Lovely little museum

This museum uses the space they have very well and is right in the centre of town, with a... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Magical Museum

We spent over two hours exploring this wonderful museum, so well done and so informative. It was a... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2019
Kings Beach, Australia
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The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day. The Museum’s collection is of international importance and the archaeology collection, which includes artefacts and...more
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Tankerness House Broad Street | Orkney, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, Scotland
+44 1856 873191
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All reviews old house well worth a visit interesting exhibits free entry lovely garden couple of hours modern times twentieth century neolithic times broad street treasure trove several floors stone age two hours pre history historic building rainy day
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

This museum uses the space they have very well and is right in the centre of town, with a surprising wealth of history and artefacts it is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

We spent over two hours exploring this wonderful museum, so well done and so informative. It was a great way to learn about the natural resources and history of the Orkneys. We had the privilege of spending some time with a male employee, I did...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank leuolive
Reviewed 24 January 2019

The Orkney museum is fabulous!! Not only great artefacts from Orkney but furniture,paintings and a fun area for children with old toys etc. At the back of the museum is a delightful garden with little seating areas.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank maggierob19
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Very informative local museum. In the middle of town (city) showing pieces from Neolithic times to up to date local artwork.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 914ChrisW914
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum. A great many exhibits in such a small building. The artefacts are good, well presented, and the building itself is fascinating.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank roughguide247
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Lovely little museum full of interesting bits and pieces, would definitely visit again if I had the opportunity

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank moonshines
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Small nice and informative they had to shut for Lunch. Information on archipelago was a new experience for me.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Vijay S
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit both the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall and the Stromness Museum in Stromness. Both are absolute gems and should not be missed. I was particularly impressed that somehow the Orkney Museum is free! It has a great historical timeline for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank marftrip
Reviewed 18 October 2018

I like how the different years were presented and the displays. The museum is bigger than expected and offers a lot of interesting artefacts. Allow at least 1 hr or more to see everything.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jcovecbns
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This free museum was much better than we expected. It gives the history of the area for the last 7000 years. There are many rooms, each about a different time in history. There are many stairs between rooms. I would have liked more information about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Fred T
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Response from Fiona C | Reviewed this property |
There was a chair lift I saw for a wheelchair that allowed access to different floors of the museum. They may be able to accommodate you with that?