Welcome to Orkney Museums

As part of Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Museums care for five visitor attractions within the County. These include; Scapa Flow Museum, St. Magnus Cathedral, Corrigall Farm Museum, Kirbuster Farm Museum and Orkney Museum. The Archaeology Collection has been recognised for its national significance through the Scottish Government’s National Recognition Scheme.

In addition to managing its own sites and facilities, the service also provides training, curatorial and financial support to local museums and visitor centres, advocacy and strategic development within the public sector and supports local sector exhibition development as well as offering a full and wide ranging temporary exhibition programme within Orkney Museum.

If you would like to receive information about Training, Funding and Events, please email us and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Our Museums

Museum Open

Mon to Sat 10:30am-5.00pm.

Free Entry

Museum Open

Daily 09:30am-4:15pm

Free Entry

Museum Open

Mon to Sat: 10:30am to 5:00pm (closed between 1:00pm and 2:00pm) Sun: 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Free Entry

Cathedral Open

Mon to Sat  9:00am- 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm

Free Entry

Pre-arranged tours

Easter- September  Pre-scheduled tours
Rest of year Tours by arrangement

Paid Admission

Our Collections


Your support is vital and helps our Museums to share the collection with the world. 

We rely on support from a wide range of sources and there are many ways that you can donate to help care for and preserve the collection for future generations. You can donate as an individual, or through a foundation, trust or company. Your support helps us to do the following: 

  • Create world-class exhibitions and gallery displays 
  • Care for, study and share the collection 
  • Engage local and global communities with what we do 
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