Our Collections


bronze axe

Orkney is renowned for its spectacular archaeology.  The archaeology collection of Orkney Museum is recognised as a nationally significant collection.  There are approximately 100,000 artefacts in the collection, spanning over 5000 years of human history from the Mesolithic to the Post-Medieval periods. 

On display you can find a cache of stone tools from Isbister Chambered Cairn, Bronze Age metalwork, Pictish symbol stones, and grave goods from the Scar Viking boat burial amongst many other amazing artefacts.

Whalebone Plaque

Ogham inscribed spindle Whorl

Insect Brooch

Peedie Pict

Pictish Symbol Stone

Bronze Axehead

St Magnus Reliquary

Point of Cott Whale Teeth Beads

Carved Stone Ball

Four Decorated Antler Mounts

Equal-Armed Brooch from the Scar Viking Boat Burial

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