Fodor's Expert Review Orkney Museum

Kirkwall Museum/Gallery

With artifacts from the Picts, the Vikings, and other ancient peoples, this museum—the former townhouse of the prosperous Bakie family of Tankerness—has the entire history of Orkney crammed into a rabbit warren of rooms. It's not easily accessible for those with disabilities, but with the help of staff, can be done. 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.

Museum/Gallery Family Cruise Free

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Broad St.
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands  KW15 1DH, Scotland


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