Fodor's Expert Review Orkney Wireless Museum

Kirkwall Museum/Gallery

Vintage radio buffs will find this oddball museum fascinating. Amassed by the late Jim MacDonald, a radio operator during World War II, it tells the story of wartime communications at Scapa Flow, where thousands of service members were stationed; they used the equipment displayed to protect the Home Fleet. Run by volunteers, the museum also contains many handsome 1930s wireless radios and examples of the handicrafts produced by Italian prisoners of war.

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Junction Rd.
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands  KW151LB, Scotland


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Rate Includes: £3, Closed Oct.–Mar

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