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Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights

Orkney Museum

  • Broad St. Map It
  • Kirkwall

Updated 10/09/2013

Fodor's 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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Broad St., Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, KW15 1DH, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • May–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10:30–5; Oct.–Apr., Mon.–Sat. 10:30–12:30 and 1:30–5.

Updated 10/09/2013


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