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The Orkney Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:00
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Date of visit: Saturday, Sept 1, 2018 The Orkney Museum is free of charge to visit. There is a... read more

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RogueTrippers
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Guelph, Canada
As everything else here, rich in history

So much to see, do and explore in this little town. Tankerness house is one of the attractions that... read more

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The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age right through to the present day. There is a large collection of old photos and activities to amuse younger visitors. The Museum's collection is of international importance and it has a...more
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Tankerness House Broad Street | Orkney, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Date of visit: Saturday, Sept 1, 2018 The Orkney Museum is free of charge to visit. There is a lovely collection of artifacts, and historic items from the area. This is a nice, but small, museum that is richin history. The staff (volunteers?) are very...More

Thank RogueTrippers
Reviewed yesterday

So much to see, do and explore in this little town. Tankerness house is one of the attractions that is delightful and filled with rich history.

Thank 8joan
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fabulous place to visit.Its jammed packed with very interesting and tells the whole story of these islands.Theres a wealth of history here set in nice gardens.A great way to spend a few hours and it’s free!

Thank scampi1903
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ideal place to get to know all about Orkney, a good start point From earliest times to the modern jewellery industry Artefacts from Skara Brae, collection of Orkney chairs Amazing 16th century map of Scotland and Orkney showing how sparse Scotland was when Orkney was...More

Thank skypilot60
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is a surprise and tells about centuries of life on Orkney and to top it off it is free, has restrooms and a nice garden to wander. It is free, unbelievable.

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped into this museum unplanned and much enjoyed following the island story. The rooms were enjoyable and informative but the exhibits were jumbled and displayed in an unappealing way. Only one of us took the trouble to follow the complete story as a result...More

Thank RosemaryFar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is great for people of all ages. It is unassuming in appearance, but, is quite spacious on the inside, with a treasure trove of ancient Orkney items on centuries and mellenium old. It is definitely worth a visit, but, allot several hours to...More

Thank Mary Anne D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing free to enter museum absolutely chocked full of the most interesting artifacts, information and displays. The building is "tardis like" as it goes on forever with little displays in every nook and cranny. A true timeline of life on the Orkneys....More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection of artifacts. Well worth a visit. I'm not a museum person and I totally enjoyed it.

Thank orders2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely museum, which deals with history from the very beginning. We were blown away with the many prehistoric fossils. Another selling point it is free.

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Virginia1937
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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?
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