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Orkney Museum

Tankerness House
Broad Street
KW15 1DH

Orkney's principal museum is housed in the 16th century merchant laird's house known as Tankerness House. Displays tell the history of the islands over the past 5,000 years with exhibits of international importance from the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages.

Neolithic/Bronze Age galleries provide an excellent introduction to Orkney's outstanding ancient monuments and provide an insight into life in the Stone Age.

Bronze and Iron Age displays tell the story of a changing environment, and how the ancient Orcadians defended themselves by building brochs.

'Medieval Orkney' looks at the building of St Magnus' Cathedral. On display is the wooden box containing the bones of St Magnus, discovered within one of the Cathedral's pillars.

Tankerness House, the home of the Orkney Museum, dates from approximately 1574.The house has beautiful walled gardens with unlimited public access.

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Orkney Museum Postcode for SatNav: KW15 1DH


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