history museums in Orkney Islands
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Orkney Islands Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Orkney Islands...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Orkney Islands Museums and Galleries

Waterfront Gallery

128 Victoria St, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, KW16 3BU
Tel: 01856 850644
E-mail: info@waterfrontgallery.co.uk    Web: www.waterfrontgallery.co.uk

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The Pier Arts Centre

Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
Tel: 01856 850209    Fax: 01856 851462
E-mail: info@pierartscentre.com    Web: www.pierartscentre.com

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Tomb of The Eagles

Liddle, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2RW
Tel: 01856 831 339
E-mail: info@tomboftheeagles.co.uk

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Stromness Museum

52 Alfred Street, Stromness, KW17 3DH
Tel: 01856 850025

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Orkney Wireless Museum

At Kiln Corner, Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LB
Web: www.orkneywirelessmuseum.org.uk

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Wheeling Steen Gallery & Tea Room

Westray Orkney KW17 2DN

This small gallery houses works for sale by the owners, Edwind & Rosemary Rendall. Includes photographs, canvas prints, cards and gifts plus mouth-watering homebakes in the tearoom.
Tel: 01857 677292
E-mail:wheelingsteengallery@tiscali.co.uk   Web: www.wheeling-steen.co.uk

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