Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Museums and Visitor Centres in Orkney

There are a wide range of museums and visitor attractions across Orkney, run by both Orkney Islands Council and independent trusts. For information on museums and visitor centres owned by Orkney Islands Council click on the links below.

Link to Orkney Museum page. Link to Scapa Flow Visitor Centre page. Link to Kirbuster Farm Museum page.

Link to Corrigall Farm museum page. Link to Rousay Heritage Centre page.

As well as responsibility for management of the Council's accredited museums and visitor centres , the Arts, Museums and Heritage Service also manages St Magnus Cathedral and a range of sites interpreted by panels.

The Arts, Museums and Heritage Service provides an overview of, and umbrella support for, the independent Heritage Sector in Orkney, providing grant aid, training, curatorial advice and other help as necessary.
The Orkney Museums archaeology collections, are recognised as a collection of national significance under the Government's Recognised Collections Scheme.