Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights


Orkney Museum

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Orkney Museum Review

With artifacts from the Picts, the Vikings, and other ancient peoples, this museum in Tankerness House (a former residence) has the entire history of Orkney crammed into a rabbit warren of rooms. It's not easily accessible for those with disabilities. The setup may be old-fashioned, but some artifacts—especially those from everyday Orcadian life in the 19th century—are riveting. Lovely gardens around the back provide a spot to recoup after a history lesson.

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  • Address: Broad St., Kirkwall, KW15 1DH | Map It
  • Phone: 01856/873191
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: May–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10:30–5; Oct.–Apr., Mon.–Sat. 10:30–12:30 and 1:30–5.
  • Location: Kirkwall
Updated: 10-09-2013

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